PRI Figure Reported Arrested with Mexican Drug Lord’s Cousin

The Los Angeles Times
August, 2012

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican press was having a field day Friday with reports from Spain that a cousin of one of the world’s most powerful drug lords was arrested in Madrid along with a politician with the party of President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto.

The arrested politician, Rafael Celaya Valenzuela, was a mid-level figure in the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in the state of Sonora. Newspapers were quick to publish on their websites photographs that Celaya had posted on his Facebook page, showing him with Peña Nieto.

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