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Former Mexican official sentenced

April 30, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

A retired Mexican state police commander who led a secret life was sentenced to life in prison on federal drug trafficking, money laundering and conspiracy charges.

Carlos Landin Martinez, reportedly the No. 2 man in Reynosa, Mexico, for the notorious Gulf drug cartel, was convicted in McAllen on nine counts in January. Landin will appeal, his attorney said.

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