BBC News | 4/7/2010 12:00:00 AM
Venezuela accuses Colombians of spying and sabotage
April 7--Venezuela has confirmed that eight Colombian citizens have been arrested on suspicion of spying, accused of trying to destabilise its power grid.
President Hugo Chavez says the problem is partly down to sabotage by government opponents.
Venezuela's relations with Colombia were suspended last year following a dispute over US access to Colombian military bases.
The eight Colombians, arrested last week, are all believed to be members of the same family who have lived in the Venezuelan state of Barinas for more than 15 years.
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