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Ex-governor Roberto Borge returned to Mexico, imprisoned

Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico — In the middle of tight security by members of the Criminal Investigation Agency and escorted by elements of the SSEM, the former governor of Quintana Roo arrived at the federal judicial center of the of the federation Thrusday after leaving Panama.

The former governor of Quintana Roo, Roberto Borge Angulo, attended his initial hearing before the Public Ministry of the Federation Thursday after arriving from the AICDM to the Criminal Justice Center located in Nezahualcóyotl in the State of Mexico where he was presented before judge Enrique Beltrán Santés.

According to the Attorney General of Quintana Roo, the extradited politician will face prosecution for the crimes of embezzlement, irregular performance of the public function and illicit use of power.

Sale of lands of land of the State of Quintana Roo at prices below those of the market as in the acquisition of a tourist boat company.

The government of Mexico, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Attorney General of the Republic, announced that the former governor of Quintana Roo, Roberto Borge, was formally extradited to our country in order to face the various criminal proceedings that are instituted against him for his probable participation in acts indicated by the law as crimes; before the federation for money laundering, and for 3 local causes for the illicit use of power, embezzlement and irregular performance of the public function (as established in the legislation of the State of Quintana Roo).

The Government of Mexico is grateful to the Government of Panama for its collaboration to make effective the commitments assumed by both countries in the extradition treaty concluded in November 2004, after having carried out the actions to immediately execute the corresponding provisional arrest warrant against from the aforementioned, who was claimed on June 5, and subsequently, to process and resolve the requests that were made by our country to obtain the delivery today of who was a fugitive from the Mexican justice system.The now extradited, asserted various means of challenge against his arrest in Panama and his eventual surrender to our country, which was heard by the Supreme Court of Justice of Panama, and of which the defendant was not favored, so the The extradition procedure to which it was subjected was developed with full respect and observance of its human rights and due process established in the applicable regulations.

With these actions, the government of Mexico fulfills its commitments.

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