Two American veterans who are believed to have been involved in a coup have been arrested in Venezuela.
The two are said to have been part of a group that tried to capture President Nicolás Maduro.
It was a triumphant President Maduro who showed the passports of the two Americans at a press conference broadcast live on television.
It would be Luke Denman and Airan Berry, two veterans of the American Special Forces, 34 and 41 years old, who still fought in Afghanistan.
The two are said to have been part of a group that attempted to reach the beach by speed boats on Sunday morning near the port city of La Guaira.
But the inhabitants of a fishing village became suspicious that the authorities repelled the attack. Also, 8 people were killed, according to the Venezuelan version.
According to Maduro, it is clear that the US and neighbouring Colombia are behind the failed coup. Ex-members of the Venezuelan security services are also said to have participated in the operation.
During the press conference, images were shown of night vision goggles, walkie-talkies and boats that would have been used during the attack.