Guatemala nabs ex-President Colom amid public transport graft probe

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 9:39 AM

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Former Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom was arrested on Tuesday as part of a graft investigation into bus purchases made during his administration, said Juan Francisco Sandoval, chief anti-corruption officer at the public prosecutor's office.

"One of the 10 people detained in today's operation is the ex-president of the republic, Alvaro Colom," Sandoval said on local radio.

(Reporting by Sofia MenchuEditing by Chizu Nomiyama)