Venezuela, in spat with Colombia, nabs 32 paramilitaries

Colombians leaving Venezuela are helped by Colombian policemen and soldiers as they cross the bordering Tachira River to Cucuta, Colombia, on August 28, 2015Venezuela has arrested 32 alleged paramilitaries leading smuggling rings since it closed part of its border with Colombia, a top official said Tuesday. Cabello was speaking at a rally with some of the 3,000 troops being sent in to reinforce the area in western Venezuela. The countries have been locked in a row since Maduro on August 19 closed part of the border after unidentified assailants attacked a Venezuelan anti-smuggling patrol, wounding three soldiers and a civilian.

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