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Roberto Borge relocated to state of Morelos so as to “not evade justice”

Mexico City, Mexico –The former governor of Quintana Roo, Roberto Borge Angulo, entered the Federal Center of Social Readaptation (Cefereso) number 16 of Morelos Friday where he will comply with the precautionary measure of justified preventive detention as dictated by a federal judge.

The former official arrived aboard an armored Gendarmerie unit of the Federal Police from the Neza-Bordo prison, where he remained after arriving on extradition from Panama Thursday. The Attorney General of the Republic (PGR) announced in a statement that Borge was transferred to a prison in the state of Morelos.

The agency explained that “the precautionary measures are intended to ensure that the person accused does not evade justice, that they attend their hearings or oral trials, do not obstruct the procedures and do not put at risk the victim or the evidence.”

The move was made after the trial process and pre-trial detention were heard at the Judicial Branch of the Federation in the Nezahualcóyotl prison in the State of Mexico.

A judge in the State of Mexico issued six months to close the investigation against former governor of Quintana Roo, Roberto Borge, who is accused of operations with resources of illicit origin, reported the Attorney General’s Office.