17 April 2017
Javier Duarte, 43, captured Saturday in Panajachel, a picturesque tourist town in Guatemala. He was Governor of Veracruz from 2010 to 2016. Duarte gave his resignation to the Veracruz administration on 12 October 2016 due to several corruption allegations against him. He made his last public appearance on the following day, after that his whereabouts was not known until his arrest on Saturday – 15 April 2017. On Sunday, he was transferred to a military prison in Guatemala’s capital.  Mexican authorities had directed the Foreign Ministry to request his extradition by the Guatemalan government. Authorities have seized several properties tied to him and have frozen dozens of bank accounts.
Although he was never implicated, 17 journalists were killed during his period of governorship.