Police in Italy have arrested the former governor of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.
Tomás Yarrington, had been on the run for the past five years.
CBS 4 News (@kgbt) April 10, 2017
He is accused of accepting millions of dollars in bribes from drug cartels.
The 59-year-old allegedly turned a blind eye to the gangs activities.
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He looks set to be extradited within days.
Yarrington is also wanted in the United States.
The former politician says the accusations against him are politically motivated.