Peruvian Judge Richard Concepcion, head of the First Preparatory Investigation Court, on Thursday evening issued an 18-month pretrial detention order against former President Ollanta Humala (2011-2016) and wife Nadine Heredia over alleged money laundering.
According to Concepcion Carhuancho, there is evidence pointing to the suspects' intention to obstruct justice.
The former presidential couple did not show up for the session and instead awaited the ruling at home in Lima's Surco district.
Ollanta Humala and Nadine Heredia are accused of allegedly having received gains from the Government of Venezuela, as well as corruption-tainted Odebrecht and OAS to fund presidential campaigns in 2006 and 2011, respectively.
In addition, the remainder of said resources would have been used to purchase a vehicle and a property, which former First Lady Nadine Heredia had allegedly justified by forging professional services contracts with a number of companies.
Humala was sworn in as President of Peru on July 28, 2011 and served for a five-year term.