Media: in the United States has detained the Panamanian ex-President for the extradition of

© RIA Novosti / Yuri Nicolebriannay poster Ricardo Martinelli. Archival photoMedia: in the United States has detained the Panamanian ex-President for the extradition of© RIA Novosti / Yuri Nikolaev

The U.S. Department of justice detained on Monday in Miami, former President of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli, according to Estrella.

The news portal confirmed the relatives Martinelli. As expected, in the near future he should be extradited to his homeland.

In late may, Martinelli was declared internationally wanted by Interpol. Issued against him the so-called «red notice» involves immediate arrest and extradition of a person suspected of committing a criminal offence in the territory of another state.

Martinelli, who headed Panama in 2009-2014, is accused of involvement in corruption, spying for the opposition, teammates and citizens. It is also a suspect in the illegal trade Panamanian visas that could bring Martinelli, together with accomplices to $ 100 million. On the totality of the charges he faces a sentence of up to 21 years in prison.

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