15:44 | Redwood City (California), Mar. 18.
Peru's Foreign Affairs Ministry on Monday confirmed that ex-President Alejandro Toledo was arrested in San Mateo County —south of San Francisco— for being drunk at a local restaurant.
Once informed of the arrest, the Peruvian Consulate in San Francisco contacted authorities at Maguire Correctional Facility
in Redwood City, where Toledo remained until he was released today at 10:30 AM (local time).
His release took place in conformity with U.S. legal requirements as such behavior did not constitute an offense that requires greater time in jail.
For his part, the former Peruvian President denied he had been under arrest.
"I'm at home writing a book," he told RPP radio and TV station.
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It must be noted this transaction was allegedly made when he was President of Peru (2001-2006).
In this sense, the former Head of State is indicted on charges of collusion, money laundering, and influence peddling.
As a result, Peruvian authorities ordered his preventive detention in 2017 and later issued an international arrest warrant for extradition purposes