Cuba claims that it frustrated American-financed terror scheme


(MENAFN) Cuban authorities have announced the disruption of a suspected terrorist plot allegedly orchestrated with support from Cuban extremists based in the United States. According to Victor Alvarez Valle, lead investigator at Cuba’s Interior Ministry, the plot unfolded after the detention of Ardenys Garcia, a Cuban national residing in Florida, who illegally entered Cuba carrying firearms, ammunition, and military equipment last December.

Garcia, who emigrated to the United States in 2014, reportedly acted under the direction of a group identified as La Nueva Nacion Cubana, aiming to carry out violent actions against civilian targets within Cuba. The investigation, spanning seven months following Garcia’s apprehension, uncovered plans for an armed movement and terrorist activities designed to destabilize the Cuban government.

Alvarez detailed that Garcia faces charges including illegal entry into Cuba and actions against state security, with additional considerations of espionage, potentially leading to a prison sentence of up to 30 years. While Garcia is the prime suspect, investigations continue into the involvement of 32 other Cuban residents allegedly linked to the plot, several of whom have been detained pending formal charges.

Cuban authorities emphasized that the thwarted scheme was supported financially and logistically by Cuban terrorist elements based in the United States, underscoring ongoing tensions between the two nations.

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