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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Mexico Drug Arrest

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican authorities jailed an army general on charges he sought to pay $1 million a month in bribes on behalf of a major drug cartel, giving Mexico another black eye in its war on drugs.


Brigadier General Alfredo Navarro Lara sought to bribe a top official in the northwestern state of Baja California to turn a blind eye to drug shipments, and threatened to kill him and his family if he refused, the attorney general's office said Monday in a statement.


It was the second arrest of a Mexican army general in just over a mont