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Mexico ready to file extradition order for ex-director of Pemex

Mexico City, Mexico — Marcelo Ebrard, head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday, Mexico will present its extradition order for the ex-director of Pemex, Emilio Lozoya.

The announcement was made during a press conference from the National Palace. Ebrard says the former director, who remains in a Spain prison, is accused of operations with illegal resources, bribery and organized crime.

He said that the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) already has the necessary documentation to carry out the process adding that “In the Lozoya case, the extradition request must be presented before Thursday.”

Ebrard Emilio Lozoya was arrested on February 12 in Malaga, Spain after an Interpol red flag for two arrest warrants. He was taken into custody after being removed from a taxi and found carrying a fake driver’s license in the name of Jonathan Solis Fuentes.

Lozoya is wanted in Mexico on allegations for crimes of operations with resources of illicit origin, receiving bribes in excess of $10 million USD and criminal association. Lozoya served as the director of Pemex under the presidency of Enrique Peña Nieto.