Former Ecuadorian President Abdalá Bucaram was arrested at dawn on Wednesday during a search of his home in Guayaquil, the second time in two months.
“This morning the Ecuadorian police arrested the citizen Abdalá Bucaram Ortiz and two traffic officers from the municipality of Quito. They are immediately placed under the orders of the judiciary,” said Interior Minister María Paula Romo on Twitter.
Prosecutor’s Intervention and Rescue Group (GIR) agents raided Bucaram’s home in the Kennedy Citadel in Guayaquil as part of an organized crime investigation.
“At the moment, during the simultaneous raids in Pichincha and Guayas, clues such as uniforms, documentation, electronic devices and cell phones are being investigated,” the public ministry said on Twitter.