Jaime Yoshiyama, ex-minister of the Alberto Fujimori regime and former Fujimorismo secretary-general, was released on Wednesday afternoon after authorities had found a firearm during a raid on his home in Lima's La Molina district.
Yoshiyama, 73, will thus face investigation for alleged illegal gun possession.
The Provincial Criminal Prosecutor's Office of La Molina district ordered that investigations be extended for 15 days.
Prosecutor Jose Domingo Perez —who led the procedure within the framework of investigations into the Odebrecht
case— reported Yoshiyama had been arrested and taken to La Molina's Santa Felicia police station.
Later, the former minister was taken to a police complex in Surquillo district to undergo the corresponding medical examinations.
It must be noted the house of Ex-Transport Minister —of the Fujimori regime— Augusto Bedoya was also raided
The procedures were carried out by the Prosecutor's Office for Money Laundering in Lima districts of La Molina and San Isidro, where legal addresses of Yoshiyama and Bedoya, respectively, are located.
The raid was conducted within the framework of an investigation into Keiko Fujimori
and Fuerza Popular (Popular Force) party for Odebrecht contributions to the presidential campaign.
Yoshiyama denied having received Odebrecht
money for Fujimori's campaign and sent an official letter to the Prosecutor's Office expressing his decision to cooperate with all investigations.