Mexico City, Mexico — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says that Mexico will recover $2.5 million USD, equivalent to 44 million pesos from the Garcia Luna case.
He said the money will be recovered from goods purchased illicitly by Genaro García Luna, the former Secretary of Public Security. He says the property was illegally purchased during the six-year term of Felipe Calderón.
In a morning press conference from Quintana Roo, he explained that the Government of Mexico demanded the return of resources from three apartments that García Luna and his wife Linda Cristina Pereyra Gálvez bought in Florida.
“They are assets that they obtained, that they bought in Florida with money of illicit origin, with money from acts of corruption committed in Mexico,” he explained.
This first victory, he said, was achieved thanks to the determination of a judge in Florida who ruled in favor of the federation. Within a period of 10 days they will be returned to Mexico. He says the value of money stolen from Mexico while he was in office is in excess of 600 million pesos.