Venezuela reportedly arrests Dominican diplomats with forged bonds
DominicanToday.com  - Foreign Relations minister Carlos Morales yesterday confirmed that two Dominican diplomats were arrested in Caracas, Venezuela, while trying to sell forged bonds of that country’s Central Bank on Monday.

The official, who said he has no details of the incident, affirmed having ordered “the pertinent inquiries” as soon as the information was obtained.

The Z-101 FM radio morning program broke the news was yesterday and revealed that a retired general was also arrested together with the diplomats, whose names have yet to be disclosed.

The diplomats, who allegedly tried to cash US$28 million in forged bonds, were released on their diplomatic immunity, whereas the retired general, whose name the Dominican authorities have yet to provide, accompanied them to the Central Bank, where the arrests occurred.

The news broke when the retired general reportedly requested the assistance of a lawyer in the country.

Repeat offenses

It’s not the first time Dominican diplomats and from other Latin American nations are caught trying to defraud Venezuela’s Central Bank, said Z-101 FM radio, adding that it’s the third time for those from the Caribbean nation.

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