President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro stated that controlled forces stated uncovered the plan on his assassination attempt, the ringleader of which was leader of Venezuelan opposition Juan Guaido, as El Comercio reports.
“American imperialism wants to see me dead. We destroyed the plan, whose leader was the devil pawn in the game,” Maduro said.
Besides, the President of Venezuela emphasized several times that under the ‘devil pawn’ he mean his political rival Guaido.
“The prosecutor office has discovered a lot in this case, so very soon we will arrest terrorists,” Maduro added.
Thus, the Venezuelan President hinted on the recent arrest of Wilfredo Gómez Rivera, the leader of the Colombian armed cartel Los Rastrojos.
According to Jorge Rodríguez Esquivel, the Minister of Communications and Information of the Latin American Republic, Gomez can be connected with Guaido’s party Popular Will and can be involved in the assassination attempt of Maduro.
It should be noted that Guaido declared the preparation of the operation Freedom in seizing the power in Venezuela a couple of days ago.
According to Guaido, his followers will be in the office. He said this after the chairman of his political force Roberto Morrero had been detained under the accusations of the participation of the terrorist group, which planned the attacks on senior Republican politicians.
Earlier, on the air of the Venezuelan radio station Union Radio, the country's communications minister Jorge Rodriguez said that the attack against the head of state was committed in Caracas with the help of drone with explosives.
They were put into action when Maduro spoke at a ceremony in honor of the 81st anniversary of the creation of the National Bolivarian Guard. According to Jorge Rodriguez, drones were rendered harmless.