September 22, 2020

A former Colombian congressman who escaped from jail is arrested in Venezuela



Former Colombian congresswoman Aida Merlano, who in October 2019 escaped from a jail in her country where she was serving a 15-year prison sentence for electoral corruption, was arrested in the Venezuelan city of Maracaibo, the Ministry of Interior and Justice reported Monday.

“After arduous investigations carried out by our officials of the (Special Police Forces) FAES, former Aida Merlano was arrested in the El Milagro sector of the city of Maracaibo, Zulia state,” the Interior Ministry wrote in its social networks.

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