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Venezuela: arrest of another “mercenary” accused of attempting a coup

The Venezuelan army announced the arrest of an additional “mercenary” who came to the country with the aim of participating in an armed act and a military coup

In a statement on Twitter, the Strategic Defense Zone of the National Bolivarian Armed Forces “FANB” said that security forces had arrested a person in the Karayaaca district of the state of “La Guayra” (north) who came to the country with the aim of participating in a coup attempt.

Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez congratulated the armed forces and the people of the area for the arrest.

This brings the number of people arrested by the government, accused of planning a coup and described as “mercenaries” to 26 people.

For his part, the opposition leader, Rep. Juan Guaido, who announced himself as interim president of Venezuela, via Twitter, renewed that he had nothing to do with the planned coup attempt in the country.

He said that the coup attempt was planned by the government, adding, “We will not need foreign mercenaries to liberate Venezuela, because we have enough international support, and enough soldiers and police to participate in this issue, inside and outside the country.”

On May 3, the Venezuelan security forces launched an operation against individuals who tried to infiltrate across the sea.

Venezuela: arrest of another "mercenary" accused of attempting a coup

And Friday, Attorney General Tariq William Saab announced that the judiciary will issue an arrest warrant for 25 people who participated in an armed act and a coup attempt in the country.

And on Monday, President Nicholas Maduro announced that his country had arrested two former American soldiers, after trying with a group of “mercenaries” at dawn Sunday to “invade” Venezuela from the sea, to topple his regime in favor of Guaido.

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