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Guatemala Arrests Military Officers in Corruption Case

A masked man holds up a sign that reads "FCN Corruption," referring to the ruling party, Frente Convergencia Nacional, as he and others protest Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales at Constitution square in Guatemala City, April 21, 2018.

Guatemalan authorities say they have arrested three current and former army officers on suspicion of corruption involving the Defense Ministry.

Prosecutor Juan Francisco Sandoval confirmed the detentions Friday of a retired general, two colonels and a reserve major.

The suspects are alleged to have obtained illegal commissions totaling more than $3 million through anomalous sales and the awarding of military contracts.

They are suspected of crimes including embezzlement, illicit association and bribery.