The Venezuelan Chargé d’Affaires in Colombia, Eduardo Battistini, blamed the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro for the presence of irregular armed groups (mega gangs) in Colombian border cities.
“Today the Metropolitan Police of Cúcuta captured eight members of the ‘Teen de Aragua’ mega gang and neutralized one of the criminals,” reported Mr. Battistini in a message released through his Twitter account.
The Venezuelan diplomat recognized the effort of the Colombian authorities to take on the task of persecuting these criminals who do not represent the majority of Venezuelans.
Likewise, the official warned that Maduro’s alliance with organized crime is a weapon that he uses in his escalation to violate Colombian institutions, so respecting due process, he asked the police to investigate if this is part of a larger plan to destabilize Colombia.
“The dictatorship knows about that, about undermining institutions,” he said.
Similarly, he regretted that a member of the police was injured and wished him a speedy recovery.
“If they thought they could “migrate crime” as Maduro tolerated (pimped) and told them, they are wrong. Only in a dictatorship are criminals protected,” he concluded.
Hoy la Policía Metropolitana de #Cúcuta capturó a ocho miembros del Tren de Aragua y neutralizó a uno de los delincuentes.
Nuestro reconocimiento a las autoridades colombianas por darse a la tarea de perseguir a estos crimínales, que en nada representan a los venezolanos. pic.twitter.com/ealXJx6nFK
— Eduardo Battistini (@ebattistini) March 25, 2022