-Intelligence agents raided the home of a close friend of anti-communist militant Luis Posada Carriles, who’s jailed in the U.S. but wanted in Venezuela for a 1976 airliner bombing, the friend’s wife said Thursday.
The raid came as President Hugo Chavez accused the United States of shielding Posada by holding the Cuba-born militant on minor immigration charges. Chavez called Posada “the father of this continent’s terrorists.”
Military intelligence agents searched attorney Joaquin Chaffardet’s home for five hours Wednesday night, saying they were looking for weapons and documents, his wife Maria Teresa Rosas, told The Associated Press.
She accused them of planting a C-4 explosive along with other potentially compromising documents, saying “that wasn’t in my house.”
Chavez planting evidence? Nah, that could NEVER happen! 🙂