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Feds Arrest Mexican State Attorney General Nicknamed ‘Diablo’ For Drug Trafficking

An anti-narcotics police chemist tests cocaine from a seized brick from an operation last week during a news conference at the Bolivian anti-drugs police force (FELCN) headquarters in La Paz , Bolivia, March 28, 2016. REUTERS/David Mercado

A Mexican state attorney general nicknamed “Diablo” was arrested Monday in San Diego, after he allegedly made hundreds of millions of dollars from drug trafficking.

Edgar Veytia, attorney general for the state of Nayarit, was indicted by a federal grand jury in New York for three counts of conspiracy to manufacture and internationally distribute heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana. The indictment, which came on March 2, revealed that Veytia has multiple nicknames including “Diablo.” He allegedly was involved in a conspiracy to export at least 1 kilograms of heroin, 5 kilograms of cocaine, 500 grams of methamphetamine, and 1,000 kilograms of marijuana.

The indictment said that the U.S. is seeking to forfeit at least $250 million of Veytia’s assets that were made or used in connection with the alleged crimes.

“Diablo’s” arrest comes a little over a month after the Department of Treasury said that Venezuela’s vice president is in fact a drug lord.

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