Venezuela arrests National Assembly vice president Edgar Zambrano

Venezuela detained Wednesday Edgar Zambrano, vice president of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, by towing his vehicle along with him inside.

According to a Zambrano tweet a unit from the SEBIN intelligence surrounded his vehicle at around 6.40 pm local time outside the headquarters of his Democratic Action party in Caracas.

Edgar is a top aide of opposition leader Juan Guaido and his arrest is the first after failed last week’s failed attempt to spark a military uprising to force President Nicolas Maduro to step down.

Edgar added, “We were surprised by the SEBIN, and after refusing to let us leave our vehicle, they used a tow truck to forcibly transfer us directly to the (SEBIN headquarters) Helicoide.”

Guaido tried on April 30 to spark military uprising and overthrow the president, but his plan fizzled out.

Head of the Constituent Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, said one of the main conspirators of the coup has been detained and all the conspirators will be punished by the courts for the failed coup attempt.

According to a Zambrano tweet a unit from the SEBIN intelligence surrounded his vehicle at around 6.40 pm local time outside the headquarters of his Democratic Action party in Caracas.

Guaido tweeted, “The regime has kidnapped the first vice president.”

Guaido invoked the constitution earlier this year in January and declared himself as interim president of Venezuela.

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