Cuba claims it thwarted U.S.-financed terror plot | 9 July 2024 | Cuban authorities have foiled a suspected terror plot involving weapons smuggled from the U.S., Victor Alvarez Valle, lead criminal investigator with Cuba's Interior Ministry, said on Monday. The plot first came to light in December last year, when authorities said they detained a man who had illegally arrived on the island from the neighboring U.S. state of Florida carrying guns, ammunition, and military gear. He was suspected of intending to "execute violent actions" in the Caribbean nation. Alvarez identified the man as 40-year-old Ardenys Garcia, a Cuban residing in Florida, who had illegally emigrated to the U.S. in 2014. According to investigators, the seven-month probe that followed Garcia's detention revealed a massive terror scheme which "was planned, organized, supported and financed by a group of Cuban terrorists based in the U.S." known as La Nueva Nacion Cubana.

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