An Interpol Red Notice has been issued for former Sonora governor Guillermo Padrés Elias, wanted by authorities in Mexico for money laundering and tax evasion.
Issued October 3 by the International Criminal Police Organization, the notice describes Padrés as a fugitive being sought for a criminal proceedings.
A member of the National Action Party (PAN), the 47-year-old Padrés was governor between 2009 and 2015 and has been under investigation since he left office.
Earlier this week, the PAN’s anti-corruption committee suspended Padrés’ membership rights in the party.
He has been linked to a Dutch firm which received more than US $8 million in state funds. A former tax official in the Padrés administration was jailed in August in connection with 700 million pesos in tax pardons issued to companies related to Padrés’ family and close friends.
The Interpol notice, requested by the federal Attorney General’s office, suggests the fugitive could have gone to Belize, Guatemala, the U.S., Europe or South America.
Source: El Universal (sp)