The former governor of the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico has been indicted on charges that he allowed large-scale drug rings to operate in exchange for large bribes from drug traffickers, the FBI announced Monday.
Tomas Yarrington Ruvalcaba, 56 was charged with the RICO statute and several conspiracy charges.
Ruvalcaba, who served as governor from 1999 to 2004, is accused of helping with the shipment of massive amounts of cocaine, much of which ended up in the U.S.
Yarrington also is charged with collecting bribes from businesses that wanted to do work for the state.
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