The Peruvian Interior Ministry on Friday announced a S/100,000 (about US$30,534.35) reward worldwide for information leading to the arrest of former President Alejandro Toledo.
In addition, search teams have been set up to locate the ex-President, who is currently overseas with wife Eliane Karp, Interior Minister Carlos Basombrio informed.
The said reward will be given to anyone revealing information that leads to the whereabouts and apprehending of Toledo, identified with ID document N° 08774976.
The measure was taken following the 18-month preventive detention order against Toledo announced by the Peruvian Judiciary on Thursday night.
Judge Richard Concepcion also issued an arrest warrant against Toledo, both at national and international levels, on influence peddling and asset laundering charges, within the framework of the Odebrecht graft case.
"The Rewards for Criminals Assessment Commission [CERCRI] has decided to include citizen Alejandro Celestino Toledo Manrique in the Rewards Program Wanted Persons List," CERCRI informed.
To provide information regarding Toledo's whereabouts from a foreign location, call 051 - 4334463, 051 – 4334461 or 051 – 4334467. Numbers are linked to the 0800-40007 line (Peruvian National Police – Special Rewards Unit).
The reward shall be payable anywhere in the world where the subject is found and apprehended.
Toledo - Odebrecht
As is known, Toledo has been accused of receiving US$20 million in bribes from Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht to secure the Inter-Oceanic Highway contract, a major infrastructure venture connecting Peru and Brazil.
Money laundering investigations also involve Toledo's friend Israeli citizen Josef Maiman, as well as former Odebrecht Executive Director Jorge Barata.
Banking information from Panama- and Costa Rica-based financial institutions, as well as the United States Justice Department, back said allegations.