US ‘spy’ to be charged with terrorism in Venezuela


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FILE PHOTO: Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks in Caracas, Venezuela June 29, 2020. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS

An “American spy” arrested near Venezuelan oil installations last week will be charged with “terrorism,” Attorney General Tarek William Saab announced Monday.

Venezuela announced the arrest on Friday, saying the man had been spying on two oil refineries when he was captured with cash and weapons.

Seven Venezuelan citizens were arrested in follow-up raids over the weekend, Saab said.

“All the Venezuelan citizens are going to be charged with the crimes of treason, terrorism, illicit traffic of weapons and association (to commit crimes), while the US citizen is going to be charged with terrorism, illicit traffic of weapons and association,” Saab told state television.

Announcing the arrest on Friday, President Nicolas Maduro said the US citizen had been “spying in Falcon state on the Amuay and Cardon refineries” when he was detained…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper