Se llamaba SEBIN

Last friday, a SEBIN officer died in a showdown with Polichacao in the Prados del Este Highway.

(SEBIN is the Venezuelan government intelligence service, while Polichacao is the municipal police force of opposition-controlled Chacao municipality)

Polichacao claims it was responding to a kidnapping. SEBIN says Polichacao just opened fire without warning and that they were escorting a detainee to jail after he had been caught red handed in the student protests in Altamira.

Rodriguez Torres is putting full blame on Polichacao.

He said, and I quote:

Polichacao acted “disproportionately, with disregard to the protocol…That’s called homicide

This would be a classic case of he said, she said, except when, you know, you see the  security video that shows at least one of the detainees, David Urbina walking through Los Palos Grandes with grocery bags in his hands when he is intercepted by the Sebin officers and is kidnapped. (I’m pretty sure that’s not the definition of red-handed). Also, there was no warrant for his arrest.

Polichacao is actually alerted by the neighbors that a kidnapping is taking place. They try to halt the car, which almost runs the officer over. After that, a high speed chase ensued on the highway, that ended in a gunfight.

As of right now, the two “hostages” David Urbina and José A. Rivas are being detained in SEBIN’s headquarters. One Polichacao officer has been jailed as well. Given how the video tape shows the government is lying, we know whom to believe here.

Maybe one day they will write a book called: Se llamaba SEBIN.

20 thoughts on “Se llamaba SEBIN

  1. The article says Mayor Muchacho put them “to justice”. Any followup to this? If it truly was a kidnapping done by corrupt officers, then they shouldn’t be arrested after that situation, right? It seems they just kidnapped someone in that video, so the government’s version is bullcrap.


  2. “Also, there was no warrant for his arrest”

    But what if they had a warrant? I’m pretty sure Godgiven can make an authentic one at any time.


  3. This country is a joke,these things happen at broad daylight,every day.Well, even worse things happen all over.i feel like i’m a super smart prodigy child when i try and talk some sense into people. Before:full shelves Now:empty shelves. We’re not talking about ethics or some more complicated things. A guy was kidnapped by SEBIN, wich means they’re bad,since it’s not the first time this happens.

    These are simple things that speak for themselves! Why is nobody condemning this?! Why is people just going around like zombies to the hair salon,to the movies while there is so much chaos?!

    I can’t wait for this year to end,I want to know whats going to happen,this anxiety is killing us!


    • Amazing how people were just standing around and even taking advantage of the abducted. Check at 15:41:13 one of the thugs in the second vehicles comes to help and looses something that rolls passed the sidewalk (middle right, looks like a cell phone). Then at 15:41:33 someone steals a container (looks like a juice bottle) and another guy at 15:41.47 picks up the cell phone and bolts out of there. He was looking around for it, so I don’t know if he saw it fall or if it was an accomplice.

      It reminds me of the incident in Moron a few days ago, where a semi-truck full of cows had an accident and people stopped and started to quarter the cows with machetes (dead and live ones) and taking the meat home. I mean, are we going back to medieval times? WTF


  4. This is bad. I wonder if this was someone identified by the undercover government agents in the protests as a “protest organizer”.


  5. ….. acted “disproportionately, with disregard to the protocol…That’s called homicide“

    Would this also apply to the way protester are treated/tortured/murdered?


  6. Even without that security camera footage, isn´t it suspicious that intelligence officers “on duty” need to run off police forces also “on duty” ?. Well, they could´ve stop, show Polichacao an arrest warrant on the guy and leave, as usual.

    And no, not at all… these were full steam kidnappers. And kidnappers run away like hell just did break loose.

    Another question, what “prison” (As Cabron Genocidez Torres just said they were going at) does exist on southeast Caracas?, they were shot at autopista Prados del Este?, AFAIK, SEBIN HQ`s is at Plaza Venezuela, just a little bit in the very opposite direction. Let me take a crude guess, these guys were taking both kids to be held at El Tuy for ramson and torture.

    I wonder which charges are made against these poor guys, things as “Resistance to kidnapping” or “Ransom morosity” come to mind.


  7. The Chacao police officer who did his duty will probably do many years in jail. I feel terrible about this and want to see how I can help him out, if anybody is also interested in helping please write to


  8. I saw a photo on twitter (#SOSVenezela) the other day that showed, as I recall, municipal police officers (not Chacao) and National Guard people pointing guns at one another over somebody whom the National Guard was taking away. (I wish I could locate that tweet)/ I wonder if this is part of a trend — rising tensions between municipal police in opposition areas and members of pro-government national security forces. Of course, as others point out here, if these were corrupt security people carrying out a kidnapping-for-ransom, than this would be nothing new in Venezuela – though I suspect, to be sure, that much more of it is going on now than was happening in Venezuela before Chavez came to power.


  9. How much money could they get from kidnapping somebody carrying their own grocery bags from a supermarket?


  10. This reminds me of a scene I witnessed as a young child during the last days of MPJ regime . There was a curfew starting at 6pm . From the place I was playing I had a clear view of a square some distance away were people and cars were calmly passing by, then all of a sudden some people in a black car got out and dragged one of the walking men into the car , and some shots rang out , Our mother came running shouting for to us hurry inside our home,

    So many years afterward I thought I would never see those scenes again , that Venezuela had become a different country , now once again I see the same scene repeated thanks to a video .So many years have passed and we are still the same dictator ridden country were police kidnap people in the streets in plain view of everyone. !! The thought is depressing !!


  11. Esta vaina se parece cada vez más a la Argentina de Isabelita Perón, tiempos de Montoneros enloquecidos, triple A perversa, y el comienzo de las desapariciones forzadadas por agentes que llegaban en los Ford Falcons negros. Rodríguez Torres tiene todo el perfil del psicópata frío y calculador. Le está ganando a Diosdado en eso de mentir con cara de piedra. Me pregunto ingenuamente: por qué la MUD no exige la renuncia de este ministro? Leopoldo López la pidió desde la cárcel, pero Capriles no ha secundado el pedido. Tiene tanto poder Rodríguez Torres?


    • Rodríguez T. fue otro de los golpistas asesinos del 4fiasco.
      A diferencia de diablodiado el tipo supo esconder mejor su lambucería voraz del muñeco de cera.
      Capriles está entrampado por el papel que lo pusieron a hacer de “oposición light dialogante que quiere acercarse a los chavistas arrepentidos”, así que nunca dirá algo sustancial contra ningún funcionario que tenga nombre, puesto que supuestamente toda la cúpula podrida roja es reverenciada como un panteón de deidades por ese grupo de personas.


  12. I don’t think I’ll ever understand why these death squads (let’s call them for what they are) don’t get much press in international media but any action against leftist social activists anywhere gets major news coverage. All Latin American dictatorships behave in the same thuggish way when their survival is threatened….they disappear people. For some reason this aspect of repression doesn’t seem to get much attention abroad in the Venezuelan case.


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