U.S. charges former Guatemala VP, ex-minister with drug trafficking | Reuters

GUATEMALA CITY Former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti and an ex-minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla have been indicted on drug trafficking charges, the U.S. embassy in Guatemala said on Friday. Baldetti and Lopez, who were tied to a corruption scandal in Guatemala, are facing charges in a Washington D.C. court for conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine in the United States, the embassy said in a statement.

(Reporting by Sofia Menchu)

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Updated Date: Feb 25, 2017 02:17:06 IST

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