Archive for November, 2012

Peru Destroys 200,000 Marijuana Plants in Huanuco

Peruvian anti-drug police in the country’s central eastern region of Huanuco destroyed 200,000 marijuana plants, news agency Inforegion reported Tuesday. About 50 police officers eradicated and burned the plants, which were located on 29 hectares in the district of Chinchao, in Huanuco province, Inforegion said. The plants were being grown alongside […]

Police Arrest Two Men in Connection to Puerto Maldonado Gold Robbery

Police on Monday arrested two people in connection to a robbery of about 10 kilograms of gold in the airport of the jungle city of Puerto Maldonado, state news agency Andina reported. Police in the Madre de Dios region said they arrested two men, both of whom are 26-years-old. On Sunday, […]

Prosecutors Open Investigation Against Former Justice Minister Over Influence Peddling

Prosecutors Open Investigation Against Former Justice Minister Over Influence Peddling

Peru’s anti-corruption prosecutors have opened an investigation against former Justice Minister Aurelio Pastor over alleged influence peddling, daily El Comercio reported. Pastor, a well-known lawyer that served as a cabinet member during President Alan Garcia’s second administration, was recorded telling a mayor that he could help her with a recall […]

Peru Declares State of Emergency In Ucayali Provinces Amid Dengue Outbreak

Peru’s government has declared a state of emergency in three provinces in the region of Ucayali due to a dengue outbreak, state news agency Andina reported. The 60-day state of emergency was declared in the provinces of Coronel Portillo,