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Mexico's Former Defense Minister Arrested On Drug Trafficking Charges By DEA

As a sign of just how the continuing US-Mexico "war on drugs" and by extension the war on cartels is going, no less than Mexico's former top leader of the armed forces has been arrested.

The country's former defense minister, Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, was taken into US custody after landing at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday. The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) had a warrant for his arrest - no doubt a huge shock to the high profile general given he was traveling with his family, presumably on vacation.

Mexico's foreign secretary, Marcelo Ebrard, was the first to confirm via Twitter that the American ambassador to Mexico informed him of Cienfuegos' detention.

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