Colombia has condemned an alleged plot to assassinate its president, and says three Venezuelans have been arrested in connection with the plan.
According to Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo said there were “credible” plans to target President Iván Duque.
The top country’s diplomat, without going into details, said three Venezuelans had been arrested with “weapons of war”.
Tensions have risen between Colombia and Venezuela in recent months, with mutual expulsion of officials.
Millions have fled Venezuela’s severe economic crisis in recent years, and many of those migrants have crossed into Colombia.
President Duque was elected in August promising to isolate the country diplomatically.
“Intelligence investigations into possible attacks have been going on for several months,” Trujillo said in a video message, arguing the arrest of the three Venezuelans “further increases concerns”.
President Duque has called on countries to not recognize Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro after his contentious re-election in May, and dubbed the leader a “dictator”.
But President Maduro alleges that Colombia and the US have plotted to kill him and topple his government.