Venezuela pulled military forces to the border with Colombia


Venezuelan authorities sent military and police officers to the Colombian border to counter the smuggling of fuels and drugs, Western media reported Friday citing a senior official.

According to the publication, the number of servicemen and law enforcement officers involved in the operation reaches 3.5 thousand people.

“We will continue to carry out operations to combat smugglers of drugs and fuels,” the media quoted the head of the operational strategic command, Admiral Remigio Ceballos.

However, he emphasized that a total of about 20 tons of drugs were confiscated in Venezuela, but did not specify for what period.


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