Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Venezuelan President Maduro Appoints General As Interior Minister Who Has Been Indicted In U.S. Courts For Drug Trafficking

The Guardian: Venezuelan ex-narcotics officials indicted over alleged links to traffickers

Nestor Reverol and Edylberto Molina, former heads of National Anti-Drugs Office, indicted in US over claims they were bribed for helping drug traffickers

Two former leading officials of Venezuela’s anti-drugs agency have been indicted in a US federal court on charges that they helped drug traffickers move their product in exchange for bribes, in the latest action by US authorities against people closely linked to the Venezuelan government.

In an indictment filed in Brooklyn federal court, US prosecutors said Nestor Reverol, who was removed as the chief of the National Guard last month, and Edylberto Molina, a military attache posted in Germany, allegedly took bribes from drug traffickers when they were the director and deputy director, respectively, of the National Anti-Drugs Office.

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Venezuela names general accused of drug crimes by U.S. as minister -- Reuters
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Two former Venezuelan officials, including anti-drug czar, indicted on drug charges -- FOX News Latino
Venezuela appoints military general charged by US for drug crimes as cabinet minister -- IBTimes
US Indicts Venezuela National Guard & DEA Heads for Drug Trafficking -- Latin American Herald Tribune

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