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Former commander of Sonora municipal police deported from US

Nogales, Sonora — Authorities of the United States deported a former commander of the municipal police of Nogales, Sonora.

According to Proceso, the ex-director of Public Safety of Nogales, Sonora, José Guillermo Duarte Astorga, was deported by US authorities through the Dennis DeConcini police station. The Sonoran police ex-judge is accused on immigration charges.

The former Nogales police chief was in custody at the Eloy Detention Center, which is located between Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona.

Duarte Astorga was captured on the afternoon of September 22 when he tried to enter Nogales, Arizona through one of the local posts after staging a verbal confrontation with soldiers who were attempting to requisition the patrols and weapons of the corporation because they suspected links in illicit activities with organized crime groups in the region.

He was nearing arrest by federal authorities for resistance, which is when he attempted to escape by crossing the border into the United States.

After being held by officers from the Immigration and Border Control Department (ICE), he was later transferred to  Eloy Arizona Detention Center for immigration charges. Duarte Astorga is now subject to investigation by the PGR in Mexico.

During the time that he was at the head of the Municipal Police of Nogales, the corporation was involved in alleged acts of corruption, where some officers were even arrested for various crimes.

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