Peruvian journalist Jaime Bayly claimed in his TV show Bayly, that he was aware and had personally approved the attempted assassination of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
"My reliable sources have called me and told me 'on Saturday we will assassinate Maduro' and I told them 'do it'," he said in his show and added: "When they asked me if I would condemn their move I replied that if they want I can buy them another drone."
Referring to Maduro, the journalist called him to be on alert. "My friends," he said, "are very capable, they have already scared you and there are more to come".
In a press conference, Maduro wondered how it is possible a host of a show in the US stating openly that he was aware of the attempted assassination.
Meanwhile, Venezuelan Attorney General, Tarek William Saab, announced Wednesday that 19 individuals have been identified as being directly involved in the failed assassination attempt against the country's President Nicolás Maduro.
Two persons, who managed to escape authorities, among the group have also been identified and evidence linking them to the plot has been uncovered.
According to Saab, the first drone used in the attack was a modified DJI branded drone while the other was of an unknown origin. Both appeared to have been operated from a black vehicle, manned by the operators, who have since been apprehended.
Saab also detailed evidence linking Raider Ruso and former Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) colonel Oswaldo Garcia, who are located in Colombia and the United States respectively, to the attack.