Foreign agents, such as those of the Drug Control Administration (DEA, for its acronym in English), that operate in Mexico will not only be prohibited from applying foreign laws in our territory, but will also be obliged to provide the Mexican authorities with the information they collect during their stay.
The initiative to reform the National Security Law, proposed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to the Senate, seeks to “limit” the actions of foreign agents operating in our country, so they will not have any immunity in case of incurring the commission of crimes.
Thus, the project proposes that the Foreign Ministry, prior agreement with the Secretariats of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC), National Defense and Navy, will grant the corresponding accreditation and define the territorial circumscription of the foreign agent. They will be authorized to carry the firearms authorized by the Secretary of National Defense.
In addition, they will be obliged to submit a monthly report to the Foreign Ministry and the SSPC. They will be prohibited from carrying out arrests, actions aimed at deprivation of liberty, raiding private property or any other conduct that violates the Mexican Constitution.
“The government of Mexico will supervise at all times compliance by foreign agents with legal obligations”, is established in the initiative.
In addition, the public services of the entities, municipalities and territorial demarcations of Mexico City must deliver to the SRE and SSPC within three days of the holding of any meeting, exchange of information, telephone calls or communications they hold with foreign agents.
For February, García Luna’s audience; they will see more than 760 thousand tests. A judge of the New York Court decided to postpone to February 17 the hearing in which the evidence against Genaro García Luna, head of the Secretariat of Public Security of Mexico in Felipe Calderón’s six-year term, will be analyzed.
The session, held on Monday in the Eastern Court of New York and broadcast live via telephone, lasted just 20 minutes and during it the charges were read to García Luna, registered in the criminal indictment CR 19-576.
Likewise, the subject of the session was announced, beginning with the analysis of the request made by the Prosecutor’s Office to postpone the session for 60 days and thus give the parties the opportunity to continue with the review of 760 thousand new evidence against García Luna , registered in a file of more than 955 thousand pages.
The former Mexican official and César de Castro, his lawyer, spoke briefly on the matter. De Castro said he had not been able to speak with his client since October and that, since then, without explanation, they have canceled three meetings.
He pointed out that after talking with García Luna he learned that he has not been able to see the evidence against him either, because he has been in isolation for 40 days (in quarantine).
Therefore, De Castro indicated that he had no objection to postponing the hearing and thereby having time to review the voluminous file and the evidence against his client.
In the end, the judge agreed to postpone the hearing and set a date of February 17, 2021 for it to resume. Likewise, he gave three weeks for García Luna’s defense to say whether or not they accept that the case be sealed.
García Luna was arrested on December 10, 2019, almost a year ago, in Dallas, Texas, United States, under the indictment of five criminal charges. With information from David Saíl Vela