ALERT Mysterious Russian plane landed in Caracas possibly to move 20 tonnes of gold from the Venezuela’s national bank to Moscow

Russian authorities have moved to quash suspicions that 20 tonnes of gold are about to be moved from the Venezuela’s national bank to Moscow.

Allegations that a Russian jet which landed in Caracas was due to load an $840 million portion of the country’s gold reserves surfaced early on Wednesday.

Venezuela’s opposition-controlled parliament, sidelined by the Maduro regime, said in a tweet that they received information from the Bank of Venezuela that a plane from Moscow arrived to Caracas to “extract at least 20 tons of gold” – 20 per cent of the bank’s holdings.

On Monday, Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported that an empty passenger plane departed from Moscow to Caracas.

The Boeing 777-200ER belonging to Russia’s Nordwind Airlines, was parked by a private corner of the airport after flying direct from Moscow.

The Aircraft (reg. VP-BJG) flew back to Moscow on Thursday.