It’s been nearly three years since Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán was convicted and sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years. Now a former security minister is accused of being El Chapo’s man inside the Mexican government and is facing trial in the same Brooklyn courtroom on Tuesday.

As Mexico’s architect of the 'war on drugs' from 2001 to 2012, Genaro García Luna was the DEA’s closest ally in Mexico. He worked with U.S. security officials and traveled regularly to meet with them. In fact, García Luna was practically untouchable. That is, until his name came at El Chapo’s trial when a cooperating witness from the Sinaloa Cartel spilled the beans.

What Happened: Genaro García Luna is being charged with taking millions of dollars in bribes to protect El Chapo …

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