US authorities announced a million-dollar reward for Maduro and several of his associates.
The US Department of Justice on Thursday, March 26, indicted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of involvement in drug trafficking. This is stated in a statement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
“Today, the US State Department announced a series of awards for information that would lead to the arrest and/or conviction of Venezuelan citizens for whom the Justice Department today issued indictments for their role in international drug trafficking: Nicolas Maduro Moros, Diosdado Cabello Rondon, Hugo Carvajal Barrios, Cleaver Alcalá Cordones and Tarek Zaydan El Aissami Madda, “the statement said.
For Maduro, the US authorities announced a reward of $ 15 million, and for the rest – 10 million each.
Cabello – head of the national constituent assembly; Tarek El Aissami – Venezuelan Vice President for Economics and Finance; Hugo Carvajal – Former Head of Military Intelligence of Venezuela; Cordones is a retired major general.
“By occupying key positions in the (government) of the Maduro regime, these individuals undermined public confidence by facilitating the supply of drugs from Venezuela, including control of aircraft departing from the Venezuelan airbase, as well as control of drug delivery routes through the ports of Venezuela,” said Pompeo.
Recall, US President Donald Trump, during his annual appeal to Congress on February 4, promised to “crush the tyranny” of Maduro in Venezuela.