Prosecutors raid homes of Peru's ex-President, travel restrictions imposed on him

10:50 | Lima, Mar. 25.

The Peruvian Prosecutor's Office on Saturday raided two homes owned by ex-President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, as part of an investigation over money laundering.

The two homes are located in Lima districts of San Isidro and Cieneguilla.

Prosecutor Marcial Paucar raided the San Isidro property, while his peer Luis Ballon led the visit to Kuczynski's summer house in Cieneguilla. Officials were seen entering the houses with boxes.

As is known, the Prosecutor's Office investigates Pedro Pablo Kuczynski over alleged payments by Brazilian construction company Odebrecht to Westfield Capital and First Capital, both linked to the resigning Head of State.

Travel restrictions 

On the other hand, a Peruvian judge barred the former leader from leaving the country, also on Saturday, following a request from the Prosecutor's Office.

According to Anticorruption Prosecutor Hamilton Castro, the request was based on the need to conduct a preliminary investigation against him for the aforementioned alleged payments by Odebrecht to Westfield Capital and First Capital.

The order prohibits Kuczynski from leaving the Inca nation for 18 months while the investigation is ongoing.

The ex-President's lawyer Cesar Nakazaki said his client will abide by the order and that he is willing to cooperate with the investigation.


Published: 3/25/2018
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