(UnitedVoice.com) – The United States has been at war with illegal narcotics for decades. For the most part, the war has never been overly successful. That’s changing.
Recently, Project Python, an operation led by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), dealt a massive blow to Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG), a Mexican drug cartel. A series of raids captured millions of dollars and sent hundreds of cartel members to jail. With that success under their belt, the Trump administration is adding a new target to their crosshairs: a socialist South American dictator.
Thursday, Attorney General, William Barr, revealed an indictment for Nicolas Maduro, the President of Venezuela. In his briefing, Barr called out Maduro for working with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). He claimed Maduro both funded and protected FARC while they carried out narco-terrorism.
Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro was charged today for a massive narco-terrorism & international cocaine trafficking conspiracy. U.S. prosecutors say he led a violent drug cartel even as he ascended to the top of government.
Why is a criminal sitting on the U.N. Human Rights Council? pic.twitter.com/DF85MsFzKm
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) March 26, 2020
In addition to Maduro, a large number of former and current Venezuelan officials were also indicted. The State Department did not stop at indictments either; they put bounties out for information leading to the capture of Maduro and four other officials. The current offering for the President is $15 Million dollars.
President Trump and his team are taking the battle to the drug lords, regardless of where they may be hiding. From here in the United States with Project Python, to foreign leaders in South America, criminals everywhere are on notice.
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