Peruvian police raid presidential palace

Pedro Castillo, President of Peru

© APA | Pedro Castillo, President of Peru

# 11 August 2022 03:10 (UTC +04:00)

Peruvian police and public prosecution agents raided the presidential palace in Lima on Tuesday in an unsuccessful bid to arrest Yenifer Paredes, the sister-in-law of President Pedro Castillo, for alleged corruption and money laundering, APA reports citing AFP.

The unprecedented police operation was carried out after the prosecutor’s office requested a “raid” of the “residential area of the government palace,” the Court of Justice said in a statement.

After almost four hours of searching, the agents left the presidential residence without finding Paredes, who now appears to be a fugitive from justice.