Daniel Hopsicker reports for Mad Cow Morning News:
The PRI’s Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico’s new President, doesn't’t take office for another three months. But he has already been embroiled in two major drug trafficking scandals—just since they stopped counting the votes.
First came the arrest in Spain in August of Rafael Celaya, a lieutenant for the Sinaloa Cartel, who was charged with importing 337 kilos of cocaine to Spain while setting up a new European beachhead for Drug Lord Chapo Guzman.
When busted drug smuggler Celaya turned out to be an operative for Pena Nieto’s political party, it was a public embarrassment.
Then, when pictures of Celaya and the newly-elected President looking like Best Friends Forever turned up on Facebook, it turned into a political hot potato.
But the war of words that ensued pales in comparison to what the new scandal suggests about the very legitimacy of the election about to catapult Pena Nieto into office.