Mexico City — The Mexican attorney general’s office said on Thursday it had arrested a retired general who was responsible for security at the state oil company Pemex during the previous administration for allegations of fuel theft.
The office said in a statement that it had apprehended “Socrates H,” whom a government source said is Brigadier General Socrates Herrera. Herrera could not immediately be reached for comment.
Herrera was under the command of General Eduardo León, who led a strategic security unit for Pemex and has also been accused of fuel theft. Leon could not immediately be reached for comment.
The office has also targeted former Pemex Chief Executive Officer Emilio Lozoya in a graft case involving Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.
Earlier this month, the office said a judge issued arrest warrants for Lozoya, three of his family members and one other person.