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Peru ex-president Toledo arrested in U.S. on extradition order -Peru ministry

Peru ex-president Toledo arrested in U.S. on extradition order -Peru ministry
Peru's former president Alejandro Toledo Manrique poses in a police booking photo at San Mateo County jail in Redwood City, California, U.S. in this handout photograph released on March 18, 2019. San Mateo County Sheriff's Office/Handout via REUTERS   -   Copyright  HANDOUT(Reuters)
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LIMA (Reuters) – Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo was arrested in the United States under an extradition order on Tuesday, the South American country’s public ministry said in a post on its official Twitter account.

Toledo, considered a fugitive in Peru, has refused to heed orders by local judges to spend up to 18 months in pre-trial detention in connection with a massive bribery probe related to Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.

Toledo has denied any wrongdoing.

(Reporting by Marco Aquino; Writing by Adam Jourdan; Editing by Rosalba O’Brien)

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