The National Assembly will investigate what is happening in Bolivar, the Assembly’s vice president, Simon Calzadilla, told a private radio station in reference to the claims that surfaced last weekend about an alleged incident in a gold mine.
The National Assembly will work alongside experts and prosecutors from the country’s Public Prosecutor’s Office.
The officials from the Public Prosecutor’s Office travelled to the village of Tumeremo on Sunday in the municipality of Sifontes in Bolivar. This is where the mining accident allegedly occurred.
Members of the Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigative Corps (CICPC) have also travelled to the location but haven’t released further information yet. The Ombudsman Office joined the investigation on Monday.
The first claims of the alleged mining accident were made by opposition representative Americo de Grazia.
Bolivar Governor Francisco Rangel responded to de Grazia by saying that the claims were “absolutely false.”
Rangel criticized de Grazia for making such a claim and asked for an investigation to be opened against de Grazia. Enditem