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Roberto Borge set for Mexico extradition today

Cancun, Q.R. — Roberto Borge, ex-governor of the state of Quintana Roo, is set for extradition today from Panama to Mexico where he will face charges of illicit use of power and irregular performance of duties among others.

Borge is set for extradition back to Mexico at 10:00 a.m. local time where he is expected to land around 2:00 p.m. The Federal Police of Mexico will transfer Broge from the National Aeronaval Service hangar in Panama flying back to Quintana Roo where he will be tried for the crimes of embezzlement, illicit use of power and irregular performance of the public function.

This culminates a 6-month extradition period for the former governor of Quintana Roo who was apprehended on June 4 at Tocumen International Airport when he was about to take off to the city of Paris, France. However, before take off, agents of the International Police (Interpol) boarded the plane and detained him to comply with an order issued in Mexico that listed four warrants against him.

Mexican authorities have one unresolved appeal against Borge from a Cancun court, which is why he must be placed at the disposal of the Judges of the State of Quintana Roo as soon as he lands.

Roberto Borge was arrested on June 4, 2017 at the Tocumen International Airport at the request of the District Judge Specialized in Mexico. He had traveled in and out of Panama for approximately three months prior to his arrest, where reports say he lived at the Trump Hotel.

Borge was initially held at La Chirola prison within the Directorate of Judicial Investigation under orders of the National Police, however, he was transferred to El Renacer in September after Panamanian authorities discovered an alleged plan of escape.

Borge served a total of 113 days in prison before his extradition to Mexico. He is due to land on Mexican soil January 4.