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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:05 PM

U.S. Indicts Venezuela's Maduro, Offering $15 Million Reward


(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. indicted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and 14 key associates for drug trafficking as the Trump administration ramps up pressure on an adversary it has sought to push aside.

The U.S. is also offering a $15 million reward for information leading to Maduro’s arrest or conviction, while the State Department is offering $10 million for some of his associates, who include former Vice President Diosdado Cabello. Separate charges were filed against the country’s defense minister and head of the supreme court.

“The Maduro regime is awash in corruption and criminality,” Attorney General William Barr said at a news conference in Washington Thursday. “While the Venezuelan people suffer, this cabal lines their pockets with drug money and the proceeds of corruption.”

Barr that the charges allege a conspiracy involving the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, a terrorist group he said was determined to “flood the U.S. with cocaine.” Barr said that Maduro’s regime gives the FARC, as the group is known, authority to fly drug-filled planes over Venezuelan and safely manufacture cocaine on its territory.

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Bacchus4.0 Mar 26 OP
Thomas Hurt Mar 26 #1

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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:09 PM

1. Wouldn't surprise me in the slightest

but why of all the dirty corrupt South American gov't officials over the last decade or two......they conveniently can only make a case against Maduro?

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