CONFLICTS

Peru search home of ex-President Toledo in corruption case

FILE - In this March 17, 2011 file photo, Peru's former President Alejandro Toledo campaigns for reelection at the Santa Anita wholesale market in Lima, Peru. Peruvian authorities said they searched Toledo's house on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 in a case involving alleged bribes from a construction firm under investigation in a major corruption probe in Brazil. Toledo currently is in Paris and denied the charges by telephone to Peruvian media. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro, File)

FILE - In this March 17, 2011 file photo, Peru's former President Alejandro Toledo campaigns for reelection at the Santa Anita wholesale market in Lima, Peru. Peruvian authorities said they searched Toledo's house on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 in a case involving alleged bribes from a construction firm under investigation in a major corruption probe in Brazil. Toledo currently is in Paris and denied the charges by telephone to Peruvian media. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro, File)  (The Associated Press)

Peruvian authorities say they have searched the house of ex-President Alejandro Toledo in a case involving alleged bribes from a mega construction firm under investigation in a major corruption probe in Brazil.

It's the latest development in a case in Brazil that has caught up dozens of politicians from Latin America in a far-reaching probe.

Prosecutors said on an official government Twitter account that they searched Toledo's home for five hours on Saturday, gathering evidence to be evaluated by investigators. Toledo, who was Peru's president from 2001-2006, currently is in Paris. On Friday, he denied the charges by telephone to Peruvian news media.