Venezuela detains 40 suspects after failed Maduro ‘kidnap attempt’

  • Three captured west of Caracas are latest ‘terrorists’ arrested
  • Advisers to opposition leader Juan Guaidó linked to raid resign

Nicolás Maduro’s security forces have continued their roundup of alleged participants in last week’s botched attempt to capture him, with the arrest of three Venezuelan men just west of the capital.

The trio was reportedly seized in Carayaca, 35 miles from Caracas in the early hours of Monday, taking the number of detentions to more than 40. The official Twitter account of Venezuela’s Bolivarian national guard claimed the men were “terrorists who entered the country intending to provoke violence”.

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