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Top Venezuela oil executive Chacin arrested in graft probe - sources

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CARACAS, Oct 26 (Reuters) - A top Venezuelan oil executive at state energy company PDVSA, Orlando Chacin, was detained on Tuesday amid a growing graft probe in the OPEC member, three sources told Reuters on Thursday.

Chacin was the right-hand man of former PDVSA president Eulogio Del Pino, who is now Oil Minister.

The state prosecutor's office in July said it would charge Chacin under the country's anti-corruption law in a case involving overcharging and improper use of vehicles. PDVSA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

(Reporting by Alexandra Ulmer; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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