A helicopter, belonging to the Venezuelan police agency in charge for criminal investigations, known as CICPC
, attacked the building housing the country's Supreme Court, the Venezuelan Communication and Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said, RIA Novosti reported.
Both suspects were picked up in the eastern city of Ciudad Bolivar, CICPC
said, following a four-month investigation into the posting of false information about the nation's financial system on Twitter "with the aim of creating runs on banks." President Hugo Chavez's government closed 11 small banks last year that had been run into the ground by businessmen with links to public officials.
A diferencia de las fuentes anonimas, la mayoria de estas voces aparecen identificadas directamente en los textos con sus nombres y el cargo que ejercen: "Rodriguez Chacin, ministro del Poder Popular para las Relaciones Interiores y Justicia informo ..."; "Jesus Cubillan, director de la Policia Regional, explico ..."; "El comisario Damian Puerta, jefe del CICPC
, subdelegacion San Carlos, dijo que ...".
The Criminal Investigative Police (CICPC
) worked with Interpol on three cases of trafficking of women and girls for commercial sexual exploitation to Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, and Spain.
In September 2015, judges in the Southern District of Florida unsealed indictments against Pedro Luis Martin, a former head of financial intelligence for Venezuela's secret police, also known as Servicio Bolivariano de Inteligencia Nacional (SEBIN), and Jesus Alfredo Itriago, a former antinarcotics official with Venezuela's investigative police, also known as Cuerpo de Investigaciones Cientificas Penales y Criminalisticas (CICPC