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Former Venezuela Interior Minister arrested for plotting 'violence'

Last update: 14/03/2018
CARACAS, March 14 (BERNAMA-NNN-TELESUR) -- Venezuelan security forces detained Miguel Rodriguez Torres, a former interior minister and intelligence chief who officials say was connected to armed attacks on public institutions last year.

The former official was apprehended as part of an operation to dismantle "aggressive and violent plans" against the government, according to a statement from Venezuela's communications ministry.

"He has been captured and handed over to the justice system," read the statement.

Local lawmakers also confirmed the reports.

"I do not understand what the fuss is about the arrest of Rodriguez Torres, if he is well known that he is co-defending insurrectional actions," Pedro Carreno, the President Public Power Commission of the National Constituent Assembly tweeted Tuesday.....


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