The Venezuelan public prosecutor’s office has asked the Colombian authorities to extradite four Venezuelans allegedly linked to the so-called “Operation Gideon” which attempted to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro through a military intervention last May.
Attorney General Tarel William Saab has confirmed that his office has already contacted the “competent” courts and the Colombian Public Ministry. Caracas will shortly apply through diplomatic channels for the delivery of Yacsi Alexandra Álvarez, Rayder, Alexander Russo and the brothers Juvenal and José Sequea Torres.
Saab has accused Colombian President Iván Duque of attempting to portray the detainees as Maduro’s “allies” who would try to destabilize Colombia if arrest warrants from the Venezuelan authorities have incriminated them since at least May. The National ‘.
Prosecutors have assured that “it is probably the greatest cynicism that a Colombian president has committed recently,” and instead considered that the Duque administration is trying to hide its “collusion” with criminal groups that ” during “For years you have planned and carried out terrorist activities against the authorities and the people of Venezuela. “
The Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza classified Duque’s statements as “outrageous” on Thursday. “For two years we gave them accurate information about terrorist operations and they never lifted a finger,” he said on Twitter.