Nicolas Maduro and Diosdado Cabello have been identifying by the American justice system as the leaders of a drug trafficking and corruption network responsible for introducing more than 200 tons of cocaine into the United States.
The U.S. General Attorney, William Barr accused Nicolas Maduro, Diosdado Cabello, and the defense minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez as the heads of the Los Soles Cartel and held them responsible for introducing tons of cocaine into U.S. territory.
“The Venezuelan regime led by Nicolas Maduro Moros is plagued by crime and corruption.”
For more than 20 years, Maduro and several collaborators conspired with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia to introduce tons of cocaine to sick U.S. communities, Barr said in the announcements.
The General Attorney added that the United States will not allow these corrupt Venezuelan officers to use the U.S. bank system to move their illicit profits from South America, or further their criminal agenda.
“Over the last decade, corrupt Venezuelan government officers have systematically looted billions of dollars from Venezuela,” added Prosecutor Ariana Fajardo Orshan. She said that it is common for corrupt officers to use banks located in South Florida to hide their illegal activities.
She said that, in the last two years, the prosecution has joined to file dozens of criminal charges against high-level officers close to Nicolas Maduro and that approximately $450 million has been seizing.
“These allegations expose the devastating, and systematic corruption of the Nicolas Maduro regime,” DEA acting administrator Uttam Dhillon said.
Agent Dhillon also stands out that officers of Maduro’s administration betrayed Venezuelans countless times, conspiring with drug traffickers and foreign terrorist organizations like the FARC.
The assistant director of Homeland Security Investigation, Alyssa Erich, stand out the commitment of the agency to aggressively identify, target and investigate people who violate U.S. laws and encourage criminal activity.