El Salvador arrests ex-president over graft accusations
Police in El Salvador arrested the country’s ex-president Elias Antonio Saca and six other suspects including three serving government officials for alleged embezzlement and money laundering, authorities said. Mr Saca is a member of the conservative Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA). He was president of El Salvador from 2004 to 2009. He is accused of embezzlement, money laundering and links to illegal groups, the prosecutors’ office said. A self-made businessman, Mr Saca was a well-known journalist before becoming president.