Guatemala nabs ex-President Colom amid public transport graft probe

by Reuters
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 13:55 GMT

GUATEMALA CITY, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Former Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom was arrested on Tuesday as part of a graft investigation into bus purchases made during his administration, said Juan Francisco Sandoval, chief anti-corruption officer at the public prosecutor's office.

"One of the 10 people detained in today's operation is the ex-president of the republic, Alvaro Colom," Sandoval said on local radio. (Reporting by Sofia Menchu Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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