Venezuela neutralized a terrorist plan, led from Spain against the National Electoral Council (CNE)
Eight days before its regional elections, Venezuela reports that it neutralized a terrorist plan, directed from Spain against the National Electoral Council (CNE).
“I must report on the neutralization of a terrorist group that was trying to sabotage the CNE facilities located in Mariche, Miranda state,” said the Minister of Interior Relations of Venezuela, Remigio Ceballos, at a press conference this Saturday.
Ceballos has indicated that the security forces managed to arrest four individuals who were in the vicinity of the aforementioned polling place to carry out the self-styled ‘Operation American Continent 2020’.
The minister has detailed that 10 improvised explosive devices, 5 cans with gasoline were seized from those arrested; as well as a leaflet and a video in which the administrator and financier, William Ricardo Sánchez Ramos, explains the actions that the gang would carry out against the CNE building.
The detainees are Dimas Alberto González González (alias ‘Gravedigger’), José Miguel Acuña Justo, Francisco Daniel Moya Hernández and Keiner Osnaldo Gutiérrez, according to Caracas reports.
The Interior Minister has indicated that William Ricardo Sánchez Ramos, alias ‘Antorcha’ has directed the anti-Venezuelan operation that had the financing of the fugitive Venezuelan opponent Leopoldo López who currently resides in Spain and Iván Simonovis.
“We have information that William Ricardo Sánchez Ramos, alias Antorcha, is in Spain and directs his financing operations in connection with far-right leaders who are currently fugitives from justice, one of them Leopoldo López and Iván Simonovis, who is in the United States. United ”, he explained.
According to Ceballos, the detainees would be part of the same group that tried in 2020 to affect the elections to the National Assembly with “terrorist acts against national authorities and against the strategic infrastructure of the State.”
In addition, Ceballos has reported the arrest of Carlos Germán Debiais García, surprised “with a remotely piloted vehicle.” “He was flying around the Amuay refinery, the Bolivarian National Guard managed to arrest him and we are in full investigation,” he said.
This occurs as Venezuela prepares to hold local and regional elections on the 21st of this month, in which, after three years of electoral boycott, the opposition, led by Juan Guaidó, will participate.