Nicolás Maduro and 14 Venezuelan Officials Charged with Drug Trafficking and Narco-Terrorism

Elliot Setzer
Thursday, March 26, 2020, 1:44 PM

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Federal U.S. prosecutors have today unsealed indictments charging Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro with drug trafficking crimes, including narco-terrorism conspiracy and conspiracy to import cocaine into the United States. Charges were also announced against high ranking Venezuelan officials including Venezuela’s vice president for the economy, minister of defense and chief supreme court justice, as well as two Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) leaders.

You can read the indictments and criminal complaints below, listed by the district in which they were issued:

District of Columbia

Southern District of Florida

Eastern District of New York

Southern District of New York

Elliot Setzer is a Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford Law School and a Ph.D student at Yale University. He previously worked at Lawfare and the Brookings Institution.

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