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Mexico judge issues arrest warrant for 19 former law enforcement officials
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Mexico judge issues arrest warrant for 19 former law enforcement officials

A Mexican judge has issued arrest warrants for 19 former federal law enforcement officials for money laundering and organized crime, officials said Tuesday.

The Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection initiated the case against these officials who worked under the Peña Nieto administration. Jesús Orta Martínez, former Secretary of Citizen Security, is among the suspects. The Office of the Attorney General linked the diversion of 2 billion pesos from National Security Expenditures to the case.

Orta told Excelsior, a Spanish news agency, that he has not been notified of the investigation. While Orta claimed that his administration was immaculate, he has been untraceable since the issuance of the warrant.