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Former officer turned drug lord in Cancun released from prison

Cancun, Q.R. — A former police officer turned drug lord has been released from prison. On Thursday, the Undersecretary of Public Security and Citizen Protection of the Federal Government reported on the release of Quintana Roo drug lord, Doña Lety.

The woman was released from prison after at least three charges against her were dropped. During the Thursday morning AMLO press conference, the Undersecretary, Ricardo Mejía Berdeja, reported that an official complaint has been filed following her release.

He explained that Doña Lety, a former police officer, was arrested in Yucatan in 2017 and held on charges that inclued weapons, drug trafficking and leading a drug cartel, however, she has been released after three failed legal processes.

In each of her processes, which included drug trafficking and leading a criminal cell in Cancun, Mejía Berdejo said there were judges who “benefited” the criminal groups, including the Sinaloa Cartel, which has lead to unpunished judicial decisions in their favor, such as that of Doña Lety.

“We want to give an account once again of cases of decisions by judges, in this case federal judges, who with their decisions, benefit criminal groups which threatens security and generates impunity.”

“Doña Lety, in addition to allegedly controlling a drug sales network which has generated multiple shootings and homicides, was also responsible for an attack with high caliber weapons on the State Attorney General’s Office in Cancun. At the time of her arrest in Yucatan, she was escorted by a former Ministerial Police agent,” Mejia Berdejo reported.