PGR and Interpol capture Roberto Borge in Panama

The former Governor intended to travel to Paris, France, and then to Madrid, Spain; he stayed at the Trump Tower which costs 30 thousand pesos per night.
File photo/EL UNIVERSAL
05/06/2017
15:08
Panama, Panama
Astrid Sánchez, Dennis A. García, Adriana Varillas
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In Panama, elements of Interpol and the Criminal Investigation Agency (AIC) of the Attorney General's Office (PGR) apprehended Roberto Borge, former governor of Quintana Roo, federal sources confirmed to EL UNIVERSAL.

Investigations carried out by agents of the AIC led to the identification of several collaborators who supported the logistics of his movements by purchasing airline tickets, as well as renting apartments and hotel rooms in different cities such as Miami, Florida; Havana Cuba; Nassau, Bahamas; Panama, Panama and recently Barcelona, Spain, where he planned to travel in the upcoming days.

According to reports, the former governor moved around on Uber, which was another element that led to his capture. Borge arrived in Panama on May 25 and was staying in apartment 24 of Trump Tower, located on Punta Colon Street, and which cost per room is approximately 30 thousand pesos per night.

The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) member intended to travel to Paris, France, and then to Madrid, Spain, but he was intercepted at the Tocumen International Airport in Panama at 8:00 p.m before he boarded his flight.

The former official has an arrest warrant for the crime of operations with illicit-origin resources, drawn by the District Judge Specialized in the Accusatory Criminal System of the Federal Criminal Justice Center in the State of Mexico.

The Deputy Attorney General and International Affairs in Panama will be responsible for making the formal request for detention for purposes of extradition. On February 24, the PGR began the investigation against the former governor of Quintana Roo for the irregular sale of plots of land property of the state to alleged straw men.

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