Former South Korean president, Park Geun-hye in Prison custody over corruption scandal

Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been arrested and taken into prison custody over a corruption scandal that led to her dismissal.

The 65-year-old was driven to a detention centre south of Seoul after a court approved her arrest.

She is accused of allowing her close friend Choi Soon-sil to extort money from companies, including Samsung, in return for political favours.

However, Park, who was removed from office earlier this month has denied the claims.

She is the third former president of South Korea to be arrested over criminal allegations.

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