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Give me back my helicopter, says Panama ex-president

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Panama on Tuesday seized a helicopter belonging to wealthy former president, Ricardo Martinelli, whose family is under suspicion of accepting bribes from a Brazilian construction group.

Prosecutors said in a statement they had taken "provisional possession" of the Airbus aircraft after it was confiscated by authorities in Mexico.

Martinelli, who went to live in self-exile in the United States after his 2009-2014 term, said on Twitter he was preparing a lawsuit for "helicopter theft."

Source: AFP