Ambassador Roberta Jacobson, assured that the United States government carried out investigationsthat confirmed the relationship between García Luna and the Sinaloa Cartel boss
Roberta Jacobson, former United States ambassador to Mexico, stated that the former President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón , knew during his government, that the head of the Ministry of Public Security (SSP) Genaro García Luna, had a relationship with drug traffickers in the country.
Roberta Jacobson assured that the United States government was carrying out investigations that confirmed the relationship between García Luna and Chapo Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.
“The information we obtained (at the State Department) was through US officials, but it came from Mexicans, they were the ones who received the most information and had information about the corruption of García Luna,” said Jacobson.
She assured that the Mexican government at that time had this information as well as the United States.
In 2007, Jacobson was part of the Mérida Initiative, which sought to combat drug trafficking in coordination between the United States, Mexico and Central American countries.
Jacobson reiterated that it was “naive” to want to blame the United States government for this information, since Mexico knew the same or more about it and did not take any action or measure against those involved, she reported in an interview with the magazine Proceso.
García Luna is imprisoned in the United States; facing charges for allegedly having helped drug traffickers enter drugs into the neighboring country while he was a security attorney.
The former ambassador is getting blow-back on her twitter account prompting this:
Let’s be clear about what I said—and have always said about former secretary Garcia Luna: 1. I never saw any CORROBORATED information of involvement in drug trafficking; 2. In an environment of many rumors, one is always cautious about working with officials;