A Canadian court denied the request for release to Eduardo León Trauwitz, a Mexican general accused of fuel theft, in his extradition trial, reported the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR).
“The Court found that the high risk of flight, the seriousness of the probable crimes committed in Mexico and the property damage caused to the Mexican State, are sufficient elements to keep him imprisoned during his extradition process,” the Prosecutor’s Office detailed in a statement.
The court that made the decision was the Supreme Court of the Province of British Columbia based in Vancouver, Canada.
“The support that the Government of Canada has provided to Mexico is an example of international solidarity in the face of crime and impunity,” the FGR statement concluded.
On December 17, Canadian authorities arrested General Trauwitz, who was responsible for Pemex security in the previous government and is accused of theft of fuel, known as “huachicol”.
“At the request of the FGR, Mr. Eduardo” L “has just been detained by the Canadian authorities to begin his extradition process,” the Public Ministry announced in a brief statement.