Columbia President promises not to interfere as police arrest son

Son of Colombia President, Gustavo Petro, Nicolas has been arrested by the country’s police.

Nicolas was arrested on Saturday for alleged money laundering and illicit enrichment.

Confirming the development, Petro said the police arrested Nicolas alongside his ex-wife, Daysuris Vasquez.

The 37-year-old and Vasquez were picked up in the coastal city of Barranquilla and brought to the capital, Bogota.

Speaking on the issue, Petro vowed to stay away from the legal prosecution of his son.

He said: “I wish my son luck and strength. May these events build his character and may he reflect on his mistakes.

“As a person and father, it hurts to see so much self-destruction.”