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Former Panamanian president arrested

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By Catherine Hardy
Former Panamanian president arrested

Former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli has been arrested on an extradition warrant by the US authorities.

He is in custody at a federal detention center in Miami.

The former president was arrested earlier in the day near his home in Florida.

He is accused of corruption and spying on opponents in Panama.

Martinelli is expected to appear before a judge for an extradition hearing.