Venezuela creates Air France cocaine case commission
CARACAS (AFP) - Venezuela's National Assembly has created a special commission to investigate 1.3 tonnes of cocaine shipped from Caracas to Paris aboard an Air France jet, Venezuela said on Saturday.
On Sept 11, the plane left Maiquetia international airport, which serves the capital, and arrived in France loaded with drugs spread out among 30 suitcases that no one came forward to claim.
In Venezuela, 23 people were detained over the case, including eight members of the country's National Guard. Three Italians and two Britons have also been apprehended in France.
"Socialist National Assembly member Freddy Bernal will chair the legislative committee investigating the confiscation," the Ministry of Communication told the press.