Maduro Declared The Detention Of Trump's Security Staff
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday said that 13 mercenaries who intended to carry out a coup in the Republic were caught. Among them were American citizens who are employees of the security service of us leader Donald trump. Maduro made the corresponding statement during a speech in Caracas.
"13 terrorists were caught. We seized the materials that they intended to use to implement their plan. Drugs, dollars, weapons, satellite phones, radios, night vision devices were found," said Maduro, whose speech was broadcast on state television.
The Venezuelan President added that all those who participated in the capture of criminals will be rewarded and promoted.
"Among the captured mercenaries is the traitor Antonio Sequea and a citizen named Baduel, who said that two Americans from Donald trump's security team were in the invasion group," Maduro said. The Venezuelan President added that two US citizens were later detained. He showed the documents of Luke Alexander Denman and Iran berry.
On May 3, the Venezuelan authorities reported that they had managed to prevent the infiltration from Colombia of a group of mercenaries who intended to carry out a coup in the Bolivarian Republic. According to the President Of the constitutional Assembly of Venezuela, Diosdado Cabello, the mercenaries tried to enter Venezuela by boat.
The Colombian authorities rejected the statement of the Venezuelan side. According to their version, Caracas is making unsubstantiated accusations against Bogota to distract attention from Venezuela's internal problems.
The situation in Venezuela escalated after opposition leader Juan Guaido, whose appointment as speaker of the Parliament was annulled by the Supreme court two days earlier, declared himself acting President on January 23, 2019.
The Interim Head of State recognized by the US joined the country's Group Lima (except Mexico), the Organization of the American States, and most European Union countries. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called the incident an attempted coup and announced the severance of diplomatic relations with the United States. Russia, Belarus, Iran, China, Cuba, Nicaragua, Syria, and Turkey expressed their support.