In early May, Venezuelan Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said the authorities prevented the naval invasion of Colombian militants by the state of La Guaira. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said the goal was to kill him. According to the Interior Ministry, the militants tried to invade the country on speedboats. The chairman of the constituent assembly, Diosdado Cabello, said that eight attackers were killed. The authorities detained 31 people for participating in the attack.