Cancun Mayor Arrested on Drug and Money Laundering Charges

Mexico border mapBy Allan Lengel

The deep-seeded signs of corruption continued to surface Wednesday when Mexican authorities arrested the slick mayor of Cancun, a popular tourist destination, on charges of money laundering and working with drug cartels, the Washington Post reported.

The Post reported that Mayor Gregorio Sanchez was arrested at the Cancun airport after returning from Mexico City.

“He was  moving so much money, and it just didn’t match up with the amount he made as a public servant,” a statement from the prosecutors office said, according to the Post.

Critics complained it was just misguided political mischief on the part of Mexican President Felipe Calderon, the Post wrote.

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