José Andrés Moreno Cartagena, an official of the Special Actions Force (FAES), was arrested while trying to escape to Colombia for his alleged participation in the execution of two Guacamaya TV workers, an incident that occurred in Cabimas (Zulia state).
The attorney general, Tarek William Saab, confirmed the capture of Moreno Cartagena, who was heading to Colombia. The agent was apprehended in El Rabito sector, La Guajira municipality, on the Zulia-Colombia border.
#AHORA … DETENIDO en la zona fronteriza de Paraguachon ( Zulia ) el Oficial PNB-FAES José Moreno mientras intentaba huir hacia Colombia: evadiendo la justicia por su participación directa en las ejecuciones extrajudiciales de los trabajadores de GuacamayaTV.. VAN 6 #DETENIDOS pic.twitter.com/u1PDn8KAM1
— Tarek William Saab (@TarekWiliamSaab) August 29, 2020
Moreno Cartagena will be presented before the 1st Control Court of Zulia, Cabimas extension, where he will be charged with the crimes of classified homicide, treachery, simulation of a punishable act, improper use of organic weapons, violation of domicile and abuse of authority.
Venezuelan Attorney General, Tarek William Saab, reported this Tuesday that the Public Ministry issued nine arrest warrants against FAES officials linked to the case of extrajudicial executions that occurred in Cabimas, Zulia state, where two people were killed, the young Andrés Eloy Zacarías Nieves and Víctor Manuel Torres, members of the community television station “La Guacamaya TV”.
From the expert investigation carried out and with autopsy protocols, the Public Ministry determined that the deceased were at a lower height than their shooter, on their knees or sitting, with which the hypothesis of execution gained traction.
Andrés Zacarías, a graduate in education, worked there for the alternative community medium La Guacamaya TV, which had its headquarters in Torres’ residence. “With them was a third person, a teenager, who is the one who opens the door and gave access to the house (to the officials),” he said.
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