The attorney general’s office said that Interpol had also been notified of the warrants. It said sufficient evidence was presented to a judge to allow advancement in “a case that for a long time was frozen in a reprehensible way.”
Brazil’s so-called Car Wash investigation into illicit payments by Odebrecht to government officials has led to multiple arrests and prosecutions in Latin American countries over the past five years, but none in Mexico.
Earlier this year, the attorney general’s office also sought an arrest warrant for Lozoya in relation to the 2015 sale of a fertilizer plant to state-run oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, at an inflated price, although the former executive has denied wrongdoing.
In late 2016, Odebrecht and Braskem, a petrochemical subsidiary, reached an agreement with American, Brazilian and Swiss justice officials to pay $3.5 billion in penalties.
As part of that accord, Odebrecht divulged details on bribes across several countries. It said it paid $10.5 million to officials at Pemex between 2010 and 2014.