October 5, 2019 / 3:39 PM / 13 days ago

Venezuela detains local head of oil joint venture with China -sources

CARACAS, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Venezuelan authorities have arrested the president and two other officials in a corruption investigation at state oil company PDVSA’s Sinovensa joint venture with China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), oil sector and intelligence sources said on Saturday.

The three detainees, in the latest round-up of a wide purge of the struggling oil sector, are Venezuelan. (Reporting by Deisy Buitrago, Mircely Guanipa, Luc Cohen Writing by Andrew Cawthorne; Editing by Tom Brown)

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