Caracas.– The Venezuelan police have foiled, what they describe as, a potential assassination plot against President Hugo Chavez.
On Friday, the police captured a French national and three Dominicans naming them respectively as the alleged plotter and three of his henchmen.
According to press reports, the Frenchman, Laurent Frederic Bouquet, was seized while trying to flee the country via the northeastern Margarita International Airport following a crackdown on his Caracas house where the police had found a "high-caliber arsenal".
The weapons cache included firearms, grenades, large-scale bullets and high-level explosives like C4 with detonators. The 32-year-old had "military training in addition to being a sharpshooter," said Interior Minister, Tariq El Aissami.
"There is a sector of the irrational opposition in this country that still cherish the idea of spoiling the revolutionary process," he added. The alleged coup leader has been taken to the capital to undergo interrogation.
panyol vle touye panyol parey yo, franse vle destabilize yon gouvenman demokratimen eli. Moun sa yo ta sipoze pann.