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Veracruz ex-governor arrested for illegal crimes

Mexico City, Mexico – The ex-governor of Veracruz, Javier Duarte, has been extradited from Guatemala to Mexico City where he was arrested in April.

Under the extradition treaty between Mexico and Guatemala, Mexico formally filed the extradition request, which was received by the Attorney General of the Republic of Guatemala.

Duarte was arrested in Guatemala April 15 by Interpol and agents of the PGR for crimes committed during his time as governor of Veracruz which include the alleged crimes of illicit enrichment, embezzlement and breach of legal duty.

Duarte was transferred to the Northern Preventive Detention Center where his hearing will be held.

Quintana Roo ex-governor, Roberto Borge Angulo was arrested in Panama June 5. According to a statement issued by the Attorney General of Panama, Borge’s arrest is “allegedly for operations with resources of illicit origin and trying to hide assets.”

An extradition request to have Borge returned to Mexico began June 7. The ex-governor is currently being held in prison at El Renacer, Panama.