Peru: Government agents raid President Boluarte’s residence in luxury watch investigation

Source: Associated Press

“Televised images swept Peru late Friday of government agents from an investigative team breaking into the president’s residence with a sledgehammer in a raid authorized by the judiciary at the request of the attorney general’s office. Dina Boluarte is being preliminarily investigated for possessing an undisclosed collection of luxury watches since she came to power in July 2021 as vice president and Social Inclusion minister, and then as president in December 2022. Initially, she claimed ownership of at least one Rolex as a long-held possession acquired through ‘personal gains’ since the age of 18, urging the media not to delve into personal matters.” (03/31/24)