This Thursday, March 5, members of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) confiscated a shipment of weapons of war at the international airport of Valencia, Carabobo state, found on a plane arriving from Colombia.
Venezuelan defense minister, Vladimir Padrino López, reported that the Public Ministry is carrying out an investigation into the case. Through a message posted on his Twitter account, Padrino López said arrests have been made.
“Arms traffic? Drug traffic? Colombia? All this is to say, the same. Once again I denounce the conspiracy that is woven from the neighboring failed state, supported by the US, preparing mercenaries to destabilize the country. There are detainees and the Public Ministry is investigating,” said the head of the Defense portfolio.
¿Tráfico de armas? ¿Tráfico de drogas? ¿Colombia?. Todo esto es decir lo mismo. Una vez más denuncio la conspiración que se teje desde el vecino estado fallido, apoyado por EEUU, preparando mercenarios para desestabilizar al país. Hay detenidos y @MinpublicoVE investiga. https://t.co/lPkzCAISbu
— Vladimir Padrino L. (@vladimirpadrino) March 5, 2020
“The Bolivarian National Guard of Carabobo managed to seize war armaments that came on a flight from Bogotá to the Valencia International Airport,” the official Twitter account of the Central Integral Defense Strategic Region (Redi) reported.
They shared images of the seized material which included AK 47 rifle magazines, AK 47 rifle butts and cartridges. “We will continue working for the peace of the country,” they added.
#5Mar | La @GNB_CARABOBO logró retener en el Aeropuerto Internacional de Valencia, un armamento de guerra que venía en un vuelo procedente de Bogotá, cargadores de Fusil AK 47, culatas de fusil AK 47 y cartuchos. Seguiremos trabajando por la Paz de la Patria.@duboulayperozo pic.twitter.com/YsOSNhMzE4
— REDI Central (@ECentrales) March 5, 2020
It is worth remembering that on February 14, President Nicolás Maduro, said that his Colombian counterpart activated terrorist groups in order to generate false positives and attack in the South American nation.
Translated and edited by JRE/EF