Former President Toledo, confined in the same jail as Fujimori and Castillo

Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006) was detained this Sunday in the Barbadillo prison in Lima, where former presidents Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) and Pedro Castillo (2021-2022) are also located, to serve an 18-month preventive detention as a result of the process opened against him for money laundering, hours after he was extradited from the United States.

The National Penitentiary Institute (INPE) was in charge of transferring Toledo by helicopter from the Los Cibeles police station, in the Rímac district, to the prison, located in the Ate district, east of the Peruvian capital.

In a statement, INPE explained that the technical classification board determined that Toledo should be sent to the Barbadillo prison under the ordinary regime, based on an internment order issued by the Fifth National Preparatory Investigation Court.

He also reported that Toledo will not receive visits until the prison technical council establishes the hours for it and the security measures to safeguard the inmate.

The Judiciary previously reported that Toledo, 78, left the facilities of the National Superior Court, after attending an identity control hearing, and that he was made available to INPE to take him to the prison, where he will serve preventive detention. 18 months.

Precisely, a large number of journalists remained in the Barbadillo prison throughout Sunday to record the entry of the ex-governor, as well as sympathizers of the defunct Peru Posible party, the political organization founded by Toledo and which led him to the presidency of the Republic in 2001.

In that prison, Toledo will be a cell neighbor with Fujimori, whom he succeeded in the Presidency and against whom he led a large protest march due to indications of fraud in the 2000 general elections.

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Fujimori, 84, is serving a 25-year prison sentence for human rights abuses and only left that prison for a few months between 2017 and 2018, when he received a pardon from former President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, which was later annulled.

In Barbadillo, former president Pedro Castillo has also been held since last December as a result of the failed self-coup that he launched that month, a charge that was added to the investigations for alleged criminal organization and corruption opened against him.

Since Toledo arrived in Peru this Sunday, on a commercial flight from Los Angeles, he was first taken to the Police Aviation Directorate (DIPA), in Callao, where he underwent a forensic examination, and then by helicopter to Los Cibeles barracks.

Later he was transferred to the National Superior Court to be present at an identity control hearing before the Court of Duty in charge of magistrate Margarita Salcedo.

The former president was extradited for the Odebrecht case, which attributes him to having received a bribe of 35 million dollars from that Brazilian construction company to award him the construction of various sections of the southern Interoceanic highway during his government.

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