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Venezuela to close border with Colombia to combat smuggling

infobae.com reported the Government of Nicolás Maduro informed that controls will be strengthened during the night to prevent the entry of products such as gasoline or food. “Starting from this Monday will be a scheduled closing” “Starting from this Monday will be a scheduled closing of the border with Colombia, between the 10:00 pm and 05:00 in the morning with the purpose of strengthening the sovereign policies to deal with the smuggling of extraction from Venezuela to Colombia,” said a press release from the State AVN news agency. The head of the strategic operational command of the force Navy national Bolivarian (Ceofanb), Vladimir Padrino López, explained that it will implement a series of restrictions on transit of load in all the border towns. These measures are the result of agreements arising from the meeting between the Presidents Nicolás Maduro and Juan Manuel Santos on 1 August, where it agreed to increase measures to reduce smuggling. Read Article

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