Argentine and Brazilian Citizens Arrested in Venezuela for Drug Trafficking

By Dialogo
May 10, 2012

An Argentine man and a Brazilian woman have been arrested in northeastern Venezuela for alleged links to the trafficking of more than 200 kilograms of cocaine, the Public Prosecutor’s Office announced on May 8, adding that the two have been charged with transporting drugs.

“The Public Prosecutor’s Office has obtained the detention of Ricardo Omar Arriaga, of Argentine nationality, and Islandia Gómez, of Brazilian nationality, arrested on May 4 for alleged links to the trafficking of 211 kilos of cocaine hydrochloride on a sailboat” on Margarita Island, the agency indicated in a press release.

The two are being held in a jail in the region, according to the statement.

The Brazilian-flagged sailboat on which the drugs were found has also been seized as part of the investigation.