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Mexican Police officers sentenced to 15 Years in for passing intel to drug cartel

June 4, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Mexican Police officers sentenced to 15 Years in for passing intel to drug cartel

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Two former police officers from the state attorney general’s office in the Mexican state of Chihuahua were sentenced to 15 years behind this week and are required to pay a penalty of $23,017.00 pesos, or USD 1,164.00, for facilitating organized crime.

The former law enforcement officials, identified only as Jesús José “N” and Héctor Armando “N,” reportedly used their positions to share intelligence with the Sinaloa Cartel and participated in the distribution of marijuana, according to Mexico’s Excelsior.

The two suspects worked in Ciudad Madera and were taken into custody on firearms and drug offenses in the municipality of Namiquipa.

According to Mexican news outlet Proceso, the two officers were intercepted by members of the state prosecutor’s office after they were seen traveling in a Dodge van. A search led to the discovery of a firearm, ammunition, roughly 26.5 pounds of marijuana, and ten individual doses of cocaine.

Authorities also recovered a police uniform with the Mexican Federal Police insignia, military-type pants, knee pads, and tactical boots.

Previous reports revealed that the two former officers confessed to being part of “La Línea,” instead of the Sinaloa Federation Cartel as is now being reported.

“La Línea” is the armed facet of the Nuevo Cartel de Juárez or “New Juárez Cartel,” which is an arch-rival of the Sinaloa Cartel.

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