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Seventh former Mexico City government official arrested for espionage

Mexico City, Mexico — The Mexico City Attorney General’s Office has captured a seventh person accused of being a spy in the Sterling Case. On Wednesday, authorities in Mexico City arrested Jorge “N” from city streets.

He is the seventh former official of the Mexico City government to be charged in the espionage network. He was picked up Wednesday on an outstanding arrest warrant. Six others before him, all also former government officials, have already been arrested and charged.

The seven arrested so far are being charged with espionage after an investigation, which began in 2020, lead authorities to learn a group of 30 former government officials acted as spies. They are accused of spying via wiretapping and the interception of messages and emails in the active monitoring of political figures and journalists.

Among those spied on are the current president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the current head of Government of CDMX, Claudia Sheinbaum.