Former Nayarit, Mexico, Attorney General Edgar Veytia has been sentenced in an international narcotics distribution case.
Veytia, 48, was sentenced today to 20 years in federal prison. In addition, he was also ordered to forfeit $1 million, following a conspiracy charge relating to a scheme to import illegal drugs from Mexico to the United States.
Veytia reportedly conspired with the H-2 Cartel to distribute thousands of kilograms of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana, from Mexico into the United States, and distributed those narcotics in the New York area. He received monthly bribes and provided official sanction for the H-2 Cartel to engage in drug trafficking in the state of Nayarit.