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Panama to extradite ex-Mexico governor on corruption charges

Roberto Borge, who was governor of Quintana Roo from 2011 to 2016, is escorted in handcuffs by police in Panama City, Monday, June 5, 2017. The fugitive ex-governor wanted for alleged corruption in connection with the sale of state properties worth hundreds of millions of dollars was arrested. Borge is the third ex-governor from the PRI detained this year on corruption allegations. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

Mexican prosecutors say Panama has agreed to extradite a fugitive ex-governor sought on for corruption charges.

A statement Monday from the Attorney General's Office says former Gov. Roberto Borge can still appeal the Panamanian's government's decision. He was detained in Panama in June before he was to board a flight to Paris.

Borge was governor of Quintana Roo from 2011 to 2016. The Caribbean coast state is home to Cancun and other resorts.

Prosecutors seized 25 state properties worth hundreds of millions of dollars that were allegedly sold to private parties at a fraction of their value during Borge's time in office. Media reports have linked the buyers to him.

Borge is the third ex-governor from President Enrique Pena Nieto's governing party to face corruption allegations.

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