Mexico looks to arrest former owner of failed airline Mexicana
MEXICO CITY, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Mexico's attorney general's
office has issued an arrest warrant for the former owner of
laundering while he ran the company, a source at the Attorney
General's office said on Wednesday.
Gaston Azcarraga, who was also previously the chairman of
Mexicana, is living outside of Mexico so the attorney general's
office has also requested an Interpol Red Notice seeking his
arrest and extradition, the source said.
It is not clear exactly when the arrest warrant was issued,
the source added.
The attorney general's office said it does not comment on
Mexicana was one of Mexico's two major airlines. It ceased
operations in August 2011, overwhelmed by debt.
Attempts to relaunch the airline have failed, with potential
suitors failing to come up with the money needed to restart
(Reporting by Anahi Rama, writing by Elinor Comlay; Editing by
Simon Gardner and Ron Popeski)