Venezuela: 30 military officials arrested for conspiracy to topple Cuba-controlled dictatorship
30 officials arrested for conspiracy to topple Maduro
According to reports to UN by high-level sources in Miraflores, thirty military officials of varying ranks have been arrested and are under investigation for suspicion of being involved in a conspiracy to topple president Nicolas Maduro.
Among those arrested are the brothers Riviera Lago, one a colonel and the other a lieutenant colonel. Also two members of the National Guard, two from the navy, and one from the army. These are added to the generals arrested three weeks earlier, Oswaldo Hernandez Sanchez, Jose Machillanda Diaz, and Carlos Millan Yaguaracuto. The generals are all from the air force, like the majority of those involved in the alleged conspiracy.
Intelligence agencies received reports by various officials in the military about "something strange" the military personnel were planning, leading to an operation of surveillance and the monitoring of their communications that began a while before the arrests.
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