US Prosecutors Accuse Former Mexican Governor of Links With Drug Cartels

Charged with money laundering


US prosecutors have accused the former governor of the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, Tomas Yarrington, of links with drug cartels.

Mr Yarrington, who was governor of the border state from 1999 to 2004, has been charged with money laundering.

Prosecutors say he accepted millions of dollars in bribes from the Gulf Cartel in return for allowing it to smuggle large amounts of cocaine into the US.

Mr Yarrington, who is being sought by the US, has denied the charges.