Venezuelan President Caught Trafficking Drugs
After close to a year of silence the United States has officially Charged Nicolás Maduro and his Top lieutenants with Narco-Terrorism, Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Criminal Charges.
U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr announced these charges via a Virtual press conference this morning. Barr was very critical of Maduro's regime stating, “The Venezuelan regime, once led by Nicolás Maduro Moros, remains plagued by criminality and corruption,” “For more than 20 years, Maduro and a number of high-ranking colleagues allegedly conspired with the FARC, causing tons of cocaine to enter and devastate American communities. Today’s announcement is focused on rooting out the extensive corruption within the Venezuelan government – a system constructed and controlled to enrich those at the highest levels of the government.
The U.S. Department of State, through its Narcotics Rewards Program, is offering rewards of up to $15 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Maduro Moros, up to $10 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Cabello Rondón, Carvajal Barrios, and Alcalá Cordones, and up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest
and/or conviction of Marín Arango.
Over the last decade, corrupt Venezuelan government officials have systematically looted Venezuela of billions of dollars
Explained by U.S. Attorney Ariana Fajardo Orshan. Far too often, these corrupt officials and their co-conspirators have used South Florida banks and real estate to conceal and perpetuate their illegal activity.
Among those charged are Chief Justice of the Venezuelan Supreme Court, Maikel Jose Moreno Perez and Minister of Defense, Vladimir Padrino Lopez.