Last updated on September 20, 2017
Mexico City, Mexico — The government of Mexico has been granted its extradition request for the ex-governor of Quintana Roo.
The Government of Mexico, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) and the Attorney General’s Office (PGR), has reported that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama has granted Mexico its extradition request.
They also said that they have notified Mr. Roberto Borge Angulo of its decision, that the Mexican government has been granted their international extradition in order for him to face criminal proceedings that are instituted against him for crimes allegedly committed when he served as governor of the state of Quintana Roo.
Through a statement, the government of Mexico thanked the Panamanian authorities for their efforts and collaboration to process, deal with, and resolve the requests, which allowed them the immediate capture of Roberto Borge as well as to resolve the granting of the extradition as per the treaty signed in 2004.
Under the Panamanian law, Roberto Borge has the legal right to challenge the decision of the Panamanian court.