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PGR says arrest warrant for ex-governor Durate being requested

Mexico City, Mexico — The Attorney General’s Office (PGR) says that over the next few days, they will request the extradition of the former governor of Chihuahua, César Duarte.

The Deputy Attorney General for International Affairs, in substitution of the Attorney General of the Republic, Alberto Elías Beltrán confirmed the extradition requests against the ex-governor.

The official explained that three formal extradition requests will be presented for three arrest warrants, of which two will correspond to the common law and one to the federal order.

Elías Beltrán assured that they know in which country the ex-official is, but did not want to reveal details.

“We have indications and information of which country he could be located, where the formal request for extradition will be presented, due process and to avoid any possible escape from where he could be located. I could not comment which specific country,” he said.

He explained that these requests are made after the PGR received 11 criminal cases for corruption offenses.

“As of the receipt of the 11 criminal cases that I have commented, the Legal and International Affairs Deputy Attorney General has devoted itself to making the exhaustive analysis of each of them in strict compliance with the process for the formal requests for extradition in terms of the applicable regulations,” he added.

The Specialized Prosecutor’s Office for the Attention of Electoral Crimes had requested an arrest warrant against the former governor for electoral embezzlement.

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