Argentina Orders Seizure of Venezuelan Plane at U.S. Request

August 11, 2022

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Reuters

Related Country: 

  • Argentina
  • United States
  • Venezuela

An Argentine federal judge ordered the seizure of a Venezuelan-owned Boeing 747 at the request of the United States due to the aircraft's suspected links to terrorism. The plane, which the Iranian company Mahan Air had sold to Venezuelan airline Emtrasur, has been grounded in Buenos Aires since June. Both airlines are sanctioned by the United States. Agents from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations reportedly inspected the plane the same day that the order was issued.