Interpol looking for Sonora ex-governor; Fugitive could be in Belize

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Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2016. 9:43 a.m. CST.


By BBN Staff: Belizean authorities are currently on the lookout for a former Mexican politician who is wanted for money laundering and tax evasion in Mexico.

The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), issued a notice on October 3 describing Guillermo Padrés Elias, 47, as a wanted fugitive.

Elias, a former Sonora governor, served between 2009 and 2015 as a member of the  National Action Party (PAN) .

However, his membership was suspended by the anti-corruption department of his party. revealed that Elias had been under investigation since he left office.

According to the report, “he has been linked to a Dutch firm which received more than US $8 million in state funds.”

While he remains on the run, a man who served under his administration has already been jailed since August for issuing up to 700 million pesos in tax pardons to Elias’ cronies.

Belizean officials are asked to keep an eye out for the politician turned fugitive.

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