Venezuela frees Guyanese crews, boats
(NewsSource) With international condemnation mounting, the Venezuelan authorities have released the twelve Guyanese fishermen and their fishing vessels who were detained in Guyana’s waters and taken to Venezuela two weeks ago.
The fishermen are expected to depart Venezuela with their vessels today and are likely to arrive in Guyana by Friday.
Guyana’s Foreign Affairs Minister Hugh Todd has confirmed that he was told of the release of the fishermen by his Venezuelan counterpart.
Although the fishermen were in the custody of Venezuelan law enforcement, they were allowed to remain on their boats under guard.
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