August 8, 2018 / 7:09 PM / 4 months ago

Venezuela orders arrest of opposition leader Borges over drone incident

Julio Borges, lawmaker of the Venezuelan coalition of opposition parties (MUD), talks to the media after a meeting in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the arrest of opposition leader Julio Borges, the former president of Congress, for allegedly plotting to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro with exploding drones at a rally over the weekend.

Maduro said in a broadcast on Tuesday night that Borges was living in neighboring Colombia.

Reporting by Caracas newsroom; Editing by Tom Brown

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