Peru authorities raid president's home over corruption allegations

Authorities in Peru have raided President Dina Boluarte's home and office over alleged illicit enrichment and failure to declare ownership of luxury watches.

Boluarte reacted sharply in a statement on Saturday, calling the raid arbitrary and disproportionate.

Media in the South American country reported in March that an analysis of more than 10,000 photographs showed Boluarte has a collection of luxury watches, including one valued at up to 14,000 dollars.

Investigative authorities searched her home and the presidential palace in the capital, Lima, through Saturday.

Boluarte claims that she bought the watches with money she earned, and vowed to explain how she had obtained them.

The president is also facing investigation by prosecutors over alleged crackdowns on protesters after her predecessor, Pedro Castillo, was detained amid corruption allegations.