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Government of Veracruz recovers 1.2 billion in stolen assets

Xalapa, Veracruz — The government of Veracruz reported that so far they have recovered more than 1.2 billion pesos that were in the hands of former governor Javier Duarte de Ochoa along with loan officers and accomplices.

Governor Miguel Angel Yunes Linares detailed that approximately 722 million peso have been recovered, with 46 percent of the recovery being in cash. He says the balance has been recovered on other assets including real estate and tangible property.

He said that the amount recovered in cash equals three times what Veracruz has allocated this year to carry out public works, so he considered it a success to have these resources returned.

Yunes Linares said that the resources recovered are used in health matters and important investments will also be made in security matters, the main concerns of Veracruz.

Regarding real estate, he explained that part of Las Mesas ranch has been recovered in Valle de Bravo as well as Ranch El Faunito in Fortín de las Flores and other properties that total 22 among which there is a house in Tlacotalpan, two houses in Boca del Rio and an apartment in Alvarado.

Two helicopters used by the Secretary of Security were also secured, and a Learjet 45 aircraft which is being repaired and will be sold by the state government in the coming months.

All of these recoveries were part of the alledged corruption scheme by former state governor Javier Duarte.

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