Mexico's top cop was being paid by El Chapo's Sinaloa cartel, feds say at New York trial
Genaro Garcia Luna, then Mexico's secretary of public security, speaks during the inauguration of the Federal Police's scientific division on March 9, 2012, in Mexico City. - Alfredo Estrella/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/TNS

NEW YORK — Mexico’s one-time top cop played the part of a drug-fighting hero, adding more than 30,000 officers to the country’s federal police force, but it was all a front, federal prosecutors say — Genaro Garcia Luna was really taking money from Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman's feared Sinaloa cartel to keep drugs flowing to the United States. ”He also had a second job, a dirtier job, a more profitable job,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Philip Pilmar said in his opening argument Monday at Garcia Luna’s trial in Brooklyn Federal Court. Garcia Luna, 54, Mexico’s ex-secretary of public security, is accuse...