Now Genaro Garcia Luna is prosecuted in the Court of Brooklyn, New York, accused of organized crime. However, 15 years ago a former soldier warned the then President of the RepublicFelipe Calderon, the links of his Secretary of Public Security with organized crime.
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The general Tomas Angeles Dauahare He was Undersecretary of National Defense (sedena) during the administration of Calderón Hinojosa. A few years ago, the military revealed that he warned the federal president about García Luna’s collusion with drug trafficking, as well as the errors in the security strategy.
This was announced by the now retired military man for the documentary hybrid warfare by Daniel Marmolejo, launched in 2020. However, to this day, the general’s family warns that Calderón and his government “destroyed” his life, accusing him of criminal association and imprisoning him in the Altiplano prison for 11 months .
Tomas Angeles’ nephewHumberto Gualrevealed in an interview with Álvaro Delgado and Alejandro Páez, from the program Journaliststhat after speaking with Felipe Calderón about the links of the “super policeman” with the Sinaloa cartel that May 9, 2007, the general was retired and later imprisoned.
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The US accuses him of conspiring with the Sinaloa Cartel to export and distribute drugs in the US between 2001 and 2012, as well as lying when he applied for US citizenship in 2018.
Ángeles Dauahare expressed in the documentary that that day, President Calderón sent him to call his office, and in a private meeting in which the then Secretary of the Interior (Segob) also participated, Juan Camilo Mourinowho died in a plane crash in 2008, spoke of the then head of the Ministry of Public Security.
“He asked me, I answered. One of his questions that I think interested him the most was about García Luna. I told him: ‘Mr. President, I am going to tell you my truth, it is my truth, I am not going to deceive you or my bosses, because my comments could lead to harmful decisions for the country.’ I gave him my version, he asked me in writing. Days later I sent it to him, ”he said.
“What did I tell him? García Luna’s involvement in drug trafficking and other things. The important issue is drug trafficking. He was aware. That same day, after that, he and I talking alone, standing next to his desk –I mean Mr. Calderón–, there I told him that his strategy was wrong and why it was wrong”, he added.
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The general was retired months later, in 2008, because of his age. However, an investigation was started against him, so in May of 2012 was stopped, months after the Calderón government ended. He was accused of having ties to the Beltran Leyva cartelfor which he was confined in the Almoloya de Juárez Prison, State of Mexico.
It was 11 months later, on April 17, 2013, that he was released from prison, after a judge ordered the suspension of the process due to lack of evidence against him, but the damage had already been done.
“My uncle made the call, he said who this García Luna was. And well, he paid for the consequences with 11 months in prison in Almoloya and obviously devastated the whole family”, recounted Humberto Gual.
“I know very well everything that happened. I know that they invented protected witnesses for him, that he had contact with the Beltrán Leyva family. My uncle does not have any assets, he is a person who has always lived from the institution, from his work as a soldier. They invented that he received money, ”he added.