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Monday 02 of August 2021

Former Veracruz Governor Returns to Mexico to Face Justice


In this July 17, 2017 picture, former Veracruz governor Javier Duarte de Ochoa boards a plane of the Attorney's General Office (PGR) that will fly him from Guatemala back to Mexico, where he will face corruption charges,photo: Guatemala's Government Ministry/Notimex
In this July 17, 2017 picture, former Veracruz governor Javier Duarte de Ochoa boards a plane of the Attorney's General Office (PGR) that will fly him from Guatemala back to Mexico, where he will face corruption charges,photo: Guatemala's Government Ministry/Notimex
The former governor will be transferred to the Men’s Northern Penitentiary, where the judge who issued the apprehension order against him awaits

Former Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte de Ochoa landed on Mexico after being extradited from Guatemala to face charges for money laundering, embezzlement and organized crime.

Duarte de Ochoa was taken back to Mexico by agents of the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) on a plane with the registry code XC-LNN. They landed on Mexico City’s International Airport at approximately 12:23 p.m.

The former governor will be transferred to the Men’s Northern Penitentiary, located in the Gustavo A. Madero borough and where the judge who issued the apprehension order against him awaits. There, Duarte de Ochoa will remain under the custody of PGR personnel at all times.