The former head of oil company of Mexico arrested in Spain

Spanish police have arrested Emilio Lozoya, former Executive Director of the state oil company of Mexico, Pemex, reported Reuters.

it is Noted that this was the first resounding victory in the fight against corruption the President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and his administration.

Lozoya no one has seen in public since mid-2019, he is accused of corruption and bribery and money laundering with the participation of the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.

As reported by representatives of law enforcement bodies of Spain, Losoya was detained in the Spanish city of Malaga.

the Agency notes that the detention of Lozoya is a serious political step for a President Lopez Obrador because he is a left-wing politician who came to power amid allegations of large-scale campaign against corruption.

Lozoya; the charges in Mexico were launched in 2019, was one of the closest aides of former President Enrique peña Nieto and led the company Petróleos Mexicanos, known as Pemex, between 2012 and 2016.