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Mexico state attorney general arrested in California for smuggling drugs

By Mason White 5:32 PM April 3, 2017
Edgar Veytia
Edgar Veytia
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) The state attorney general of Nayarit, Mexico, has been arrested in California, for working with drug dealers to smuggle narcotics, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

45-year-old Edgar Veytia has been charged with drug trafficking, according to court documents in Brooklyn, New York.

He was apprehended at the Cross Border Express bridge by officers of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.

According to the police investigation, Veytia, who is also known as “Diablo,” “Eepp,” and “Lic Veytia,” conspired to illegally import, manufacture and distribute heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana and cocaine.

If convicted, the U.S. government will not seek to put the attorney general in prison, and will only demand $250 million in fines.

The governor of Nayarit, Roberto Sandoval, said that he will cooperate with police in the U.S., and assist them in their investigation of drug trafficking.