Venezuelan authorities have arrested five people and seek to extradite three more over charges of sabotage of the Venezuelan electrical grid, which led to massive power outages beginning March 7, 2019.

The alleged attacks on power lines and the Guri Dam hydroelectric plant’s transformers plunged most of the country into darkness, disrupting supplies of food, clean water, fuel and medicine.

The Venezuelan government has declared an open season on power grid saboteurs.

The Venezuelan government has also identified a total of 19 people responsible for 45 “minor attacks” on the power grid, including direct sabotage of the infrastructure and setting up wildfires in order to damage power lines.

Venezuelan Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said that this has been the most brutal and criminal attack against a population.

Venezuela will also seek assistance from Interpol in order to find suspects in Colombia, Spain and the USA.

Opposition leader Juan Guaido relied on power outages heavily in his effort to rile up public unrest to oust legitimate President Nicolas Maduro. Caracas blamed the opposition and the USA for the Guri Dam attack.

The US regime in Washington and its evil allies recognized self-declared Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president, while Russia, China, Turkey and a number of other countries continue to recognize elected Maduro as the legitimate leader of Venezuela.

Sputnik / AB Canada Flash Point News 2019.

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