Mexico City: Authorities in Guatemala say police have arrested two former cabinet ministers in connection with the alleged misuse of public funds.
The former officials served under ex-president Otto Perez Molina and allegedly bought him a helicopter using government money.
A national police spokesman said today that former Defense Minister Gen Manuel Lopez Ambrosio had been arrested. A UN commission investigating corruption in Guatemala said former Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla was also detained.
The two are alleged to have bought the helicopter as a personal gift for Perez Molina. They face charges of money laundering and conspiracy.
Perez Molina and his former Vice President Roxana Baldetti are jailed awaiting trial in multiple corruption cases.