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Interpol hunting for former Mexican governor

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2012 file photo, Sonora Gov. Guillermo Padres Elias of Mexico waits for the start of a news conference following the 30th annual Border Governors Conference in Albuquerque, N.M. Mexican officials said on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 the international police agency Interpol has issued a red notice for the detention of the former Mexican governor who is under investigation on allegations of corruption. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
October 15, 2016 - 6:11 PM

MEXICO CITY - Mexican officials say the international police agency Interpol has issued a red notice for the detention of a former Mexican governor who is under investigation on allegations of corruption.

A federal official says the alert targets Guillermo Padres, who was governor of the northern border state of Sonora from 2009 to 2015. The official spoke Saturday on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak on the record.

Padres' own National Action Party agreed on Monday to suspend Padres' right in the party until the criminal investigation is complete.

The Televisa network, says Padres is under investigation for fraud and operations with illicit funds, though the official declined to specify the possible charges.

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