Mexico’s former safety chief goes on trial in US drug case


              In this courtroom sketch, Assistant U.S. Attorney Philip Pilmar points at defendant Genaro Garcia Luna, Mexico's former Secretary of Public Safety, during his opening statement in court with Judge Brian Cogan presiding, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, in New York. An anonymous jury has gotten its first look at a rare U.S. trial of a former cabinet-level Mexican official charged with taking bribes to aid drug traffickers he was supposed to be neutralizing. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
            
              In this courtroom sketch, government witness Villarreal Barragan ("El Grande") testifies via interpreter who stands at podium in the trial against Genaro Garcia Luna, Mexico's former Secretary of Public Safety, in court, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. An anonymous jury has gotten its first look at a rare U.S. trial of a former cabinet-level Mexican official charged with taking bribes to aid drug traffickers he was supposed to be neutralizing. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
            
              FILE - Mexico's Secretary of Public Safety Genaro Garcia Luna attends a press conference on the sidelines of an American Police Community meeting in Mexico City, Oct. 8, 2010. An anonymous jury has gotten its first look at a rare U.S. trial of a former cabinet-level Mexican official charged with taking bribes to aid drug traffickers he was supposed to be neutralizing. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
            In this courtroom sketch, Genaro Garcia Luna, Mexico's former Secretary of Public Safety, seated lower left, with U.S. Marshals behind him and defense team in foreground, attends trial, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, in New York. On the screen is a photo of Garcia Luna shaking hands with former U.S. President Barack Obama. An anonymous jury has gotten its first look at a rare U.S. trial of a former cabinet-level Mexican official charged with taking bribes to aid drug traffickers he was supposed to be neutralizing. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
Mexico’s former safety chief goes on trial in US drug case