FBI arrests Mexican prosecutor over drug trafficking: officials

Los Angeles (AFP) – FBI agents have arrested a Mexican prosecutor suspected of involvement in a ring producing and trafficking illegal drugs including heroin and cocaine into the United States, authorities said on Wednesday.

Edgar Veytia, the attorney general in Mexico’s western state of Nayarit, was arrested Monday at the US border in San Diego. He was detained on a warrant from a New York state court.

Veytia was believed to have been detained on the bridge between San Diego and the Tijuana airport, local media reported.

“This is a development that we were not expecting,” Nayarit Governor Roberto Sandoval said without addressing the alleged high-level crime.

“The details… still have not been made public yet. It will be up to US authorities to address those,” he told reporters.

In the indictment read by AFP, prosecutors said Veytia is facing three counts: conspiracy to produce and…

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