A suspected Colombian guerrilla sought by his home country for alleged involvement in terrorism was detained Saturday when he flew in to Venezuela, authorities said.
A government statement said Joaquin Perez Becerra when he arrived in Caracas on an airline flight from Frankfurt, Germany. It described him as an alleged member of the international front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
Venezuela said Colombia had issued an alert through Interpol asking that Perez Becerra be detained on charges of conspiring to commit terrorist acts and engagement in financing terrorism.
According to Colombian media, the arrestant is the director of Sweden-based website Anncol, that regularly publishes press statements from the guerrilla group.
Colombia Reports emailed Anncol director Roberto Gutierrez to verify this, but received no response.
(With Associated Press)