Last five members of Emtrasur plane crew return to Venezuela

The last five members of the crew of the Aerocargo del Sur Transport Company (Emtrasur) plane left Argentina for Venezuela, after being held illegally for more than four months in the South American country.

The Venezuelan ambassador to Argentina, Stella Lugo de Montilla, through her account on the Twitter social network, @StellaMarinaLu2, reported that “the 5 crew members of the Emtrasur plane who were still on Argentinean soil due to a legal case that should never have existed, have returned to Venezuela with the unrestricted support of the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro; Vice President Delcy Rodríguez, Chancellor Carlos Faría and the Minister for Transport, Ramón Celestino Velásquez”.

#OCT18 5 crew members of the #EMTRASUR plane who were still in #Argentina due to a legal case that should never have existed, return to Venezuela. With the unrestricted support of the President @NicolasMaduro, Vice President @delcyrodriguezv, the Chancellor @Fariacrt, the Minister @rvaraguayan”

Stella Marina Lugo de Montilla (@StellaMarinaLu2) October 18, 2022

The Venezuelan ambassador explained that the three Venezuelans and the two Iranians who were on the Boeing 747 aircraft remained in Argentina with a prohibition measure and their passports withheld by the Government of that country.

“The truth assists them, it prevails and that is why today they return to Venezuela with their families and the other 14 crew members,” she said in one of the published messages.

The Argentine authorities returned their passports to Venezuelans Víctor Manuel Pérez and Mario Arraga Urdaneta, and to the three Iranian instructors Gholamreza Ghasemi, Abdolbaset Mohammadi and Saeid Valizadeh.