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Mexico's former defense minister Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda detained in LA airport

Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 16, 2020
Mexico's former defense minister was detained by the U.S. authorities at the Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday night, the foreign minister of the Central American nation confirmed.
Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda
General   Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda
"I have been informed by Ambassador Christopher Landau of the United States [to Mexico] that the former Secretary of National Defense, General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, has been detained at the Los Angeles Airport, California," Marcelo Ebrard said in a late night tweet.

Topics: Mexico

Although charges against the defense minister remains unclear, Ebrard said Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles would be informing him of the charges "in the next few hours."

He added that they will provide consular assistance to the general.