Terrorist Captured in Venezuela

Terrorist Captured in VenezuelaGuatemala, Jul 7. -Salvadoran Francisco Chavez Abarca, the well known terrorist, was captured in Venezuela. He entered Guatemala in 2004 but there is no registration of his departure, reported the daily Prensa Libre.

An update of the daily in its web page reports that the Guatemalan General Direction of Migration registered the entry of a person with this name to national territory in August 26 2004 from El Salvador.

According to the report migration authorities have no evidence that Chavez Abarca later left the country.

However they consider that it is the same person who departed Costa Rica under the name of Carlos Adolfo Gonzalez Ruiz, apparently of Guatemalan nationality, last July 1.

The Salvadoran citizen was arrested on the 2nd at the Caracas international Airport when he intended to disembark in Venezuela with a false Guatemalan passport. He was discovered because INTERPOL had him listed as a dangerous terrorist.

President Hugo Chavez described him as a collaborator of the infamous criminal of Cuban origin, Luis Posada Carriles, sought for bombings in Cuba.

Posada Carriles is the confessed author of the bombing of a Cuban plane in flight that killed the 73 persons on board in 1976.

The president asked what Chavez Abarca intended to do in Venezuela and accused him of planning attacks to kill him.

"This gentleman came here to kill me," declared President Chavez and added that in midst of the advance of the Bolivarian Revolution and when parliamentary elections are close in September "it is very strange that a terrorist of this caliber comes here."

Chavez Abarca was imprisoned in El Salvador for two years for directing a band dedicated to robbing cars but the justice system did not sentence him for international crimes, reports here assure. (Prensa Latina)