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Sun May 17, 2020, 06:26 PM

Further arrests made over botched Venezuelan coup attempt


nother member of a gang involved in a failed coup plot in Venezuela was detained on Saturday by the country’s armed forces, as police confirmed that search and capture operations are still ongoing for the remainder.

The latest arrest, made in the northern state of Aragua, brings the total number of mercenaries held to 90.

Former US Green Berets Luke Denman and Airan Berry appeared in court on Friday over their part in Operation Gideon, a plan to kidnap President Nicolas Maduro and replace him with opposition politician Juan Guaido.

The pair were remanded in custody pending trial to prevent them from fleeing the country.

They have admitted being hired by US-based private security company Silvercorp, whose head Jordan Goudreau signed a $212 million (£172m) contract with Mr Guaido last October.


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