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Ex-Mexican security official seeks asylum in Israel

Then-director of the Criminal Investigation Agency of Mexico Tomas Zeron listens during a press conference at the Attorney General building in Mexico City, on October 27, 2014. (Alfredo Estrella/AFP)
Then-director of the Criminal Investigation Agency of Mexico Tomas Zeron listens during a press conference at the Attorney General building in Mexico City, on October 27, 2014. (Alfredo Estrella/AFP)

The former director of Mexico’s Criminal Investigation Agency, Tomas Zeron, has applied for asylum in Israel, reports The New York Times.

According to the report, Zeron, who is wanted on charges of embezzlement and compromising an investigation into a 2014 mass abduction, has been living in Israel for two years.

Israel has not answered Mexican requests to extradite him nor has it granted him asylum, says the newspaper.

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