Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro said on Monday, May 4, that there are two Americans among the detained participants in the armed maritime invasion of the country, who are members of the personal protection of U.S. President Donald Trump.
“One of the detainees said in his first statement that there were two U.S. citizens who were members of the personal protection of U.S. President Donald Trump,” Maduro said during a speech that was broadcast on his Twitter page.
In the video from the vending machine that was shown after the statement, one of the detainees said that the Americans “told him about working for Trump’s security advisers.
On Sunday, May 3, Venezuelan Interior Minister Nestor Reverol reported that the authorities had prevented a maritime invasion by Colombian militants from La Guaira state in the north of the country. According to him, the guerrillas have tried to enter the country by fast boats. The President of the National Constitutional Assembly of Venezuela, Diosdado Cabello, said that eight attackers were killed and two others were detained as a result of the repulse of the attack. He also said that one of the detainees was an agent of the Drug Enforcement Agency of the United States.
On March 26, the U.S. State Department announced a reward of $15 million for the capture or assistance in the detention of several Venezuelan citizens, including President Nicolas Maduro. They are accused of international drug trafficking.