The former president of Peru, Alan Garcia, is left in a coma after he shot himself when the police arrived to arrest him for money laundering
- The dual president is said to have had surgery in the Casimiro Ulloa hospital
- His appointment in 2006-2011 is said to be engaged in bribery and corruption
- He should ask questions about these accusations, but shoot him in the neck
The former president of Peru reportedly shot himself in the neck, just before the police locked his front door to arrest him.
Alan Garcia, 69, had to be interrogated for alleged money laundering, but was rushed to Casimiro Ulloa hospital in Lima after he had hit a bullet himself, a police source said.
The former Prime Minister & # 39; s lawyer, Erasmo Reyna, has also confirmed the shooting and described the condition of his client as & # 39; delicate & # 39 ;.
He said: & # 39; He is being operated on right now. Let us pray to God to give him strength. & # 39;
Former Peruvian president Alan Garcia talks to the media when he arrives in March at the national prosecutor's office in Lima, Peru
Peru's police officers watch over Casimiro Ulloa Hospital, where former Peruvian President Alan Garcia was admitted
Local TV channel America reported that Garcia was undergoing emergency surgery and was in a critical condition.
It broadcasts images of the son and supporters of Garcia who arrive at the hospital.
Garcia served two terms as President of Peru, the first from 1985 to 1990 and the second between 2006 and 2011.
He is currently under investigation after allegedly accepting bribes from the Brazilian building title Odebrecht in exchange for contracts during his most recent office spell.
The dual president who served between 1985 and 1990 and also from 2006 to 2011, testified against the prosecution in February 2017 about alleged bribery
Odebrecht has admitted that it has paid $ 29 million to Peruvian officials during three presidential ambitions, but Mr. Garcia maintains his innocence and has suppressed the investigation as a political burden.
In a pleading with the US Department of Justice in 2016, the Brazilian company admitted that it had paid corrupt officials in Latin America nearly $ 800 million to secure large infrastructure contracts.
Garcia, who led the country's Apra party, testified to the prosecutor about these allegations in February 2017 and should provide evidence in November 2018, but the hearing was canceled at the last minute.
He is a skilled orator and appealed to a strong nationalist base to win his first election, but reigned as a free trader in his return to the Palacio de Gobierno.
The neighboring South American country of Uruguay rejected its asylum application at the end of last year.
Garcia was called as a witness as part of the Odebrecht investigation in November 2018, but the hearing was canceled at the last minute
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