November 21, 2017 / 3:38 PM / in a year

Venezuela detains acting president of U.S. refinery Citgo - sources

CARACAS, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Venezuelan authorities on Tuesday detained the acting president of its U.S.-based refinery Citgo, Jose Pereira, in Caracas, according to two industry sources with knowledge of the matter.

The sources did not immediately give a reason for the arrest, but Venezuela’s Chief Prosecutor Tarek Saab has said he is leading a “crusade” against corruption in oil-rich Venezuela, with almost 50 officials arrested in the last few months.

He was due to make an announcement later on Tuesday. (Reporting by Alexandra Ulmer)

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