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Former Mexican Defence Minister detained in US

Mexico City: Former Mexican Defence Minister Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda has been detained at the airport of the US city of Los Angeles, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said.

“US Ambassador Christopher Landau told me that former Defence Minister Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda had been detained at the airport of Los Angeles, the state of California,” Ebrard wrote on his Twitter page on late Thursday.

He added that the charges against the former defense minister would be announced a bit later.

Cienfuegos Zepeda had headed the Mexican Defence Ministry in 2012-2018.

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