Today: Tuesday, 21 May 2024 year

Former Peruvian President Toledo extradited to his homeland from the United States.

Former Peruvian President Toledo extradited to his homeland from the United States.

Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo has been extradited from the United States to his homeland, where he faces a preliminary detention of 18 months, according to reports from local authorities and the media.

“On board a commercial flight, former head of state Alejandro Toledo arrived in the country to serve a preliminary detention for 18 months,” radio RPP reports.


According to the press service of the Supreme Court, he will be taken to the courthouse, where appropriate procedures will be carried out to verify his identity.


Toledo was President of Peru from 2001-2006. According to an investigation in Peru, his activities as head of state may have contributed to the passage of a law that amended the tender rules so that the infamous Brazilian construction company Odebrecht could win a series of contracts worth half a billion dollars. The total amount of bribes allegedly received by Toledo is estimated at $20 million.

For this crime, he faces 20 years and eight months in prison.