Javier Duarte: Mexico seizes fugitive governor's art

Javier Duarte: Mexico seizes fugitive governor's art

Mexican police have raided a ranch belonging to the former governor of the state of Veracruz, Javier Duarte.

Mr Duarte stood down from his post in October to face corruption charges and disappeared a week later.

Officers searching his luxury ranch seized 17 paintings believed to be by famous artists such as Joan Miro, Fernando Botero and Leonora Carrington.

Police continue to search for Mr Duarte, who has been charged with organised crime and money laundering.

Mr Duarte denied the accusations made against him before his disappearance but has not spoken out since.


Veracruz Governor Miguel Angel Yunes Linares, who took over as governor last week, said the works of art seized on Sunday would be auctioned off.

The proceeds would be used to finance a children's hospital, he said.



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