Calling the action “an abusive meddling,” President Andrés Manuel López Obrador assured Monday that his government was not informed by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration(DEA) about the three infiltrators it had in the Sinaloa Cartel, who witnessed the criminal business of “Los Chapitos.”
In the morning session at the National Palace, the federal president also complained that the United States continued with espionage practices and cited a State Department report that assures a division between the current federal government’s Secretariats of the Navy and National Defense.
“We have to see it, but our country cannot have foreign agents. No, we can share information, but it is the elements of the Mexican Army, the Navy, the National Guard that can intervene, the Attorney General’s Office,” he said.
When asked if the DEA carried out an unauthorized infiltration in Mexico, he said that an article in the Washington Post spoke of an alleged confrontation between the Navy and the Sedena with the North American organization.
“No, no, we are just going to continue insisting, persuading them, that they are not going to achieve anything like that because they are Pentagon campaigns; what do they have to get involved in,” he answered.
The President was asked if Mexico would raise the bilateral security mechanism with the United States Bicentennial, understanding why the DEA entered the country without authorization.
“An abusive, arrogant intrusion that should not be accepted. How can they be spying? They did not even lower a balloon from China in the United States; we do not do that, but they cannot be using acts of espionage to know what our security institutions are doing and with the arrogance of leaking information to the Washington Post”.
He ruled out a complaint to the DEA but said, “In due time, we are going to talk about the conditions for the collaboration work to be carried out.”