According to details of the accusation that the prosecutor Geoffrey Berman filed against the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, his “narcoterrorist” activities began in 2006.
The United States blamed Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro for “narcoterrorism”, and offered up to $ 15 million for information that would allow his arrest, in an escalation in the efforts of the Donald Trump government to remove from power who he considers a dictator. He also accused several people from his environment as well as members of the ex-FARC guerrilla.
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. For his part, the District Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Geoffrey Berman reported that Maduro had collaborated in drug trafficking operations since 2006.
These are the details of the accusation against Maduro, according to information provided by Berman.
1. Being Chancellor of Venezuela, he agreed in 2006 to help the Farc launder drug money; for this he would have received a payment of US $ 5 million.
2. In 2008, he met with Diosdado Cabello, Hugo Carvajal, former security chief of Hugo Chávez, and members of the Farc to discuss the supply of weapons, in exchange for greater drug shipments.
3. At the same time, it agreed with the Farc to keep the border between Venezuela and Colombia open to facilitate drug operations.
4. In 2009, he met again with Cabello, Carvajal and representatives of the Farc to negotiate a shipment of four tons.
5. In 2009, he would have traveled to Honduras to try to prevent the coup d’etat against the then president, Manuel Zelaya, from interrupting the drug trafficking operations of the Cartel de los Soles.
6. In 2013, when Hugo Chávez was already very ill, Maduro canceled his participation in the United Nations General Assembly, according to the prosecutor, to meet with Cabello and Carvajal and deal with a problem: they seized 1.3 tons of cocaine from the Poster of the Suns in France.
7. In 2014, the Farc handed over dozens of militiamen to the Cartel de los Soles to serve as a private army.
8. Diosdado Cabello, in 2014, moved all his influences together with Maduro to achieve the release of Hugo Carvajal, who had been arrested in Aruba, at the request of the DEA. He got it.