Guatemala hands Mexico ex-governor wanted in corruption case

Mexico’s ex-governor of Veracruz state, Javier Duarte, is escorted in handcuffs by police to an aircraft as he is extradited to Mexico City, at an Air Force base in Guatemala City, Monday, July 17, 2017. Duarte faces charges of embezzlement and ties to organized crime in his home country. (Moises Castillo/Associated Press)

GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemala handed over a former governor wanted on corruption charges to Mexican authorities Monday.

Former Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte was put on a plane in Guatemala City for his return after dropping a fight against extradition.

Duarte fled to Guatemala after resigning as governor of one of Mexico’s most populous states amid mounting allegations of corruption. He faces charges that include organized…