Caracas, May 3 (RHC)-- At dawn on Sunday May 3rd, mercenaries tried to carry out an invasion of Venezuela by sea, according to the country's interior minister. During a press conference on Sunday morning, the Minister of the Interior, Justice and Peace of Venezuela, Nestor Reverol, announced the disarticulation of an incursion by a terrorist group into the country via sea.
Reverol said the infiltration attempt came from a terrorist group trying to enter Venezuela from Colombia. He highlighted that the objective of this incursion was to commit terrorist acts in the country, such as carrying out asassinations of leaders of the revolutionary government, while also promoting violence across the South American nation.
He explained that the group of terrorist mercenaries from Colombia had the purpose of committing terrorist acts against the country, murdering leaders of the revolutionary government, increasing the spiral of violence, generating chaos and confusion in the population and thereby deriving from a new attempt to coup.
"These terrorists attempted to enter Venezuelan territory via speedboats along the coasts of the state of La Guaira, but thanks to the timely and effective action of our Bolivarian National Armed Forces, the Bolivarian National Police and special action police, a number of them were killed and others arrested," he stressed.
Reverol also said that the weapons of these terrorists were seized, while emphasizing that the operation is still ongoing, so details will be provided later and other arrests are not ruled out, since a thorough ground search is being carried out by land, sea and air.
"We remain on constant alert and and will resist any threat against our country. We will respond forcefully against these terrorist groups that attempt disturb our peace, which is and will be our main victory," he said.