Footage former Colombian senator Aida Merlano detained by FAES in Maracaibo, on the border with Colombia
Sub-President Ivan Duque says he will request extradition from the “president” of NARNIA Juan Guaido (not laughing at all) jajajajajjaa.
Colombian ex-senator Aída Merlano, who was captured last Monday in Venezuela after escaping from her country, where she was serving a jail sentence, has highlighted the shortcomings of foreign policy practiced by Colombian President Iván Duque.
Merlano was serving a 15-year prison sentence accused of electoral crimes, however, he managed to star in a spectacular escape from custody in his country in October last year, taking advantage of a visit to the dentist.
The Colombian government announced on Tuesday that it would request the extradition of Merlano to opposition deputy Juan Guaidó, who proclaimed himself interim president of Venezuela, immediately generating a wave of memes in social medias.
The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, described the statements of the Colombian president as ridiculous on Tuesday. “With permission I ask not to laugh, here in Venezuela there are legitimate authorities, public authorities work better than in Colombia,” said Maduro.
How was the arrest of Merlano?
On Monday, January 27, agents of the Special Action Forces (FAES) of Venezuela located the Colombian congresswoman in the city of Maracaibo and proceeded to capture her along with another Colombian, who was irregularly in the South American nation.
The director of the FAES, Miguel Domínguez, explained that “after arduous investigations carried out by our officials, former Senator Aida Merlano was arrested in the El Milagro sector of the city of Maracaibo”.
He explained that the former legislator entered the Venezuelan territory “illegally in the company of an undocumented Colombian citizen. Both were transferred and placed at the order of the Public Ministry. ”
Who is Merlano?
The ex-senator was serving her prison sentence after being found guilty by Colombian justice of belonging to a network to buy votes on the Caribbean coast that involved many other local politicians.
The political analyst Jaime Zuluaga, in an interview for teleSUR, explained that Aída Merlano is a person who had already participated in the Colombian Congress, is part of the Conservative Party, one of the two traditional parties of Colombia.