Mexican fugitive sought in Belize

Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2017. 6:24 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The Mexican Attorney General is offering up to 15-million-pesos in rewards for information leading to the arrest of the former governor of Veracruz, Javier Duarte Ochoa.

An Interpol Red Notice, has been sent out today allowing for him to be sought in more than 190 countries.

According to sources, he may be in Belize or simply using our country to navigate through Central America given our porous borders.

Ochoa is wanted in Mexico for organized crime and money laundering, according to the Interpol website.

He was last seen in Mexico on October 18. Since then, a federal judge issued an order of arrest for him.

Persons with information regarding his whereabouts are urged to contact Belizean or Mexican authorities.

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