Two Mexican generals were found guilty in November of protecting drug smugglers and using military airplanes to transport shipments of cocaine and marijuana. They were accused of working for drug lord Amado Carrillo Fuentes, who died in 1997 after undergoing plastic surgery.
The pair were tried by a military court and sentenced to 15 and 16 years in prison. They were stripped of their rank and had cars and other goods confiscated.
The two officers still face separate charges in the deaths of 130 leftist activists and revolutionaries during the 1970’s.