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Borge and legal team deal with another setback

Cancun, Q.R. — Borge and his legal team deal with another setback as their latest attempt to halt extradition to Mexico has failed.

Roberto Borge received a new setback in Panama after Wednesday’s Supreme Court rejected a legal recourse through which the former governor sought to halt the extradition process to Mexico where he awaits trial on irregularities during his administration.

The Supreme Court of Justice denied Borge a habeas corpus presented by the defense of the former state governor, who has been detained in Panama since June 4 after attempting to board a flight to Paris.

A habeas corpus is a legal procedure by which any citizen can appear immediately before the judge to determine the legality of the arrest, however, the court declared the detention of Borge legal and, consequently, the extradition process to which he is subjected.

The ruling of the Supreme Court of Justice of Panama means that Roberto Borge will be placed at the disposal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to continue the process of extradition to Mexico. It also means that their ruling could accelerate his return to the country.