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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:28 PM

Venezuela deports Frenchman jailed in Chavez plot

Sunday December 30, 2012
Venezuela deports Frenchman jailed in Chavez plot

CARACAS: Venezuela on Saturday expelled a French national after he served four years in prison for an alleged plot to kill President Hugo Chavez, authorities said.

"French intelligence agent who served time for trying to kill the president has been expelled after confession his role," Prison System Minister Iris Varela said in a message on Twitter.

"Frederic Laurent Bouquet, arrested 18-06-2009 and sentenced to four years, confessed that he came to carry out a hit on (President Hugo) Chavez. He was detained with an arsenal in his possession," she said in another tweet.

The Frenchman, whose name is spelled Bocquet, was arrested in August 2009 in Caracas; authorities confiscated 13 rifles, two machine guns, explosives and ammunition, and military uniforms. He was sentenced for weapons possession and concealing arms.

The French embassy in Caracas did not immediately comment on the development.

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/12/30/reutersworld/1212300852-venezuela-deports-frenchman-jailed-in-c&sec=reutersworld

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Reply Venezuela deports Frenchman jailed in Chavez plot (Original post)
Judi Lynn Dec 2012 OP
sabrina 1 Dec 2012 #1
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frylock Dec 2012 #5
Judi Lynn Dec 2012 #6

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 09:08 PM

1. Lucky guy that he was in Venezuela and not here. If he were caught here

plotting to kill any elected official he would never see the light of day again. We are not nearly so forgiving as they are. Frankly I don't think he should have been released.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 09:33 PM

3. He'd be on a quick trip to the dark side of the moon, for sure! n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 09:31 PM

2. Images of Frederic Laurent Bouquet









Google translation (rocky translation) of a report from a South American radio station:

Venezuela expels French agent who tried to assassinate Hugo Chavez
Saturday, December 29th, 2012 | Filed under Cover | Posted by chennier

Frederic Laurent Bouquet, of French origin was arrested in 2009 and sentenced to four years in prison after he confessed that came to undermine Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

In the operation were arrested Luini Omar Campusano de la Cruz, 38, Edgar Floirán Sanchez, 29, and Diomedis Campusano Perez, 31, and Laurent Frederic Bouquet, who has military experience.

CCS / South Radio

The French-born citizen Frederic Laurent Bouquet, intelligence officer of the European nation, was expelled from Venezuela, on Saturday after paying four years of conviction for an assassination plan against President Hugo Chavez, said the Minister for Penitentiary System Iris Varela.

"Frederic Laurent Bouquet, arrested on 18-06-2009 offender to four years, confessed that came to undermine Chavez. In his possession they found an arsenal, "said the minister in his account of the social network Twitter. Varela recalled that according to the ordinal four of article 39 of the Law on Foreigners and Migration, will be deported aliens that jeopardize the security and defense of the nation.

"Right now out of the way to the detention center SAIME (Administrative Service Identification, Immigration) to apply penalty of Expulsion / Immigration Law Art 39 and 40," explained the Minister for Penitentiary System.

As you may recall, in May 2009, the Government reported in Caracas dismantling of a group formed by a Frenchman and three Dominicans possessed weapons. In the operation were arrested Luini Omar Campusano de la Cruz, 38, Edgar Floirán Sanchez, 29, and Diomedis Campusano Perez, 31, and Laurent Frederic Bouquet, who has military experience.
Among the weapons seized 500 grams of explosives stressed C4 and 14 assault rifles, of which 5 with telescopic sights, five with laser sight and silencer on January 1. Interior Minister at that time, Tarek El Aissami, told reporters that "this finding we have taken a serious blow to terrorism and those groups that seek to drag Venezuela scenes of blood and confrontation."

Special cables also were seized, 11 electrical systems to detonate explosives, 19,721 cartridges of different calibers, 3 machine guns, four guns of different calibers, 11 teams of radio transmitters, portable radio 3-point and one base station.

CHM

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 09:40 PM

4. That was during the Right Wing neocon, Sarkozy years.

Not really a surprise, and I wouldn't be surprised if it was coordinated as the Libyan 'regime change' operation was with France leading the way there too.

I can't believe he got off so easily. As I said, he's a very lucky guy that he was dealing with a strong, confident, fearless and democratic Government, rather than a paranoid, bullying, terrified nation who would have probably put him to death. I hope he appreciates how lucky he is.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:11 AM

5. most dictators would have tortured and killed this guy..

chavez, you're doing it wrong!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:52 PM

6. Venezuela deports alleged French agent over Hugo Chavez assassination plot

Venezuela deports alleged French agent over Hugo Chavez assassination plot

An alleged French agent jailed over a plot to kill Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in 2009 was deported to France on Saturday.

Jill LangloisDecember 30, 2012 19:55

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Bouquet was arrested in 2009 with three men from the Dominican Republic, CNN continued.

PressTV reported that he had 13 rifles, two machine guns, explosives, ammunition and military uniforms with him at the time of his arrest.

Varela did not say where exactly Bouquet was being sent, according to the Associated Press. The minister said he was being deported under a law that allows the government to remove anyone who threatens Venezuela's security.

At the time of Bouquet's arrest, then-Interior Minister Tarek El Aissami said Bouquet had military experience and had spent time in Israel, noted CNN. He also said Bouquet was thought to be a French intelligence agent.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/121230/venezuela-deports-french-agent-hugo-chavez-assassination-plot

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