The Trump administration accuses the Venezuelan president of “narcoterrorism”
The duel between Donald Trump and Nicolás Maduro goes one step further. The United States announced Thursday the accusation of the President of Venezuela for “narcoterrorism”, and has offered a reward of up to $ 15 million for information leading to his arrest.
Maduro is accused of “having participated in a criminal association involving an extremely violent terrorist organization, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), in an effort to flood the United States with cocaine,” said Attorney General Bill Barr. in a video conference, at the same time that the head of the American diplomacy, Mike Pompeo, has announced for his part the reward.
US security forces consider Maduro the leader of the drug cartel Cartel de los Soles, which they say involved high-ranking politicians and members of the Venezuelan military and judiciary.
Barr maintains that between 200 and 250 tons of cocaine were sent to the United States under the protection of the Venezuelan government.