Mexico: Former Pemex chief drops extradition fight in corruption case

The former head of Pemex, Mexico’s state oil company, has dropped his extradition fight and will be flown home from Spain to face charges in the biggest corruption prosecution yet under President López Obrador.

Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero said Emilio Lozoya had “offered his collaboration to establish and clarify the matters of which he has been accused.”

The former Pemex chief, who had been a key figure in the election campaign of former president Enrique Peña Nieto, was arrested at a luxury residential complex on the Costa del Sol in February, after an eight-month search.

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