The United States has indicted Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro and other top regime officials in a narco-terrorism and drug trafficking conspiracy that aimed to “flood the United States with cocaine,” the Justice Department announced.
The criminal indictment accuses Maduro of teaming up with Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) to smuggle cocaine into the United States.
The socialist leader has been charged with participating in a narco-terrorism conspiracy—which carries a 20-year minimum sentence. He is also accused of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States, and related criminal offenses to support the drug smuggling effort.
Attorney General William Barr announced the charges during a press conference on Thursday, adding that the conspiracy involved many current and former top Venezuelan regime officials who allegedly profited from the corruption.
The DOJ also indicted more than a dozen of these high ranking officials for their involvement in the conspiracy including the head of Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly, intelligence officials, and military members. Moreover, two FARC leaders have also been charged.
“The Venezuelan regime, once led by Nicolás Maduro Moros, remains plagued by criminality and corruption,” Barr said. “For more than 20 years, Maduro and a number of high-ranking colleagues allegedly conspired with the FARC, causing tons of cocaine to enter and devastate American communities.”
“Today’s announcement is focused on rooting out the extensive corruption within the Venezuelan government—a system constructed and controlled to enrich those at the highest levels of the government. The United States will not allow these corrupt Venezuelan officials to use the U.S. banking system to move their illicit proceeds from South America nor further their criminal schemes,” he added.
“We do expect eventually to gain custody of these defendants and we’re going to explore all options for getting custody,” Barr said during the press conference.
There is a $15 million bounty on Maduro’s head.
Bernie, this is the kind of society that you would like to see in play here in America. With your spectacular leadership the elites would be taken care of while the rest of society suffers. That is socialism for you!
Maduro means nothing to this nation. Why hasn’t Barr locked up Hillary Clinton for sedition and treason ?
Barr….worthless. Barr just a long term member of the Deep State.
Why hasn’t Barr done anything (except throw away rock solid criminal referrals on coup conspirators).
He’s cashing his paychecks. Other than that….NADA !
Aggregator is reporting that Barr is calling the DOJ indefinite detention reports bogus.
It is dated today at 1600hrs (4PM).
Cue Hollywood and epidemiologist Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn) telling the deplorables what to do during these trying times with high praise for socialist comrades like Maduro.
Is comrade Danny Glover available for comment on the glorious utopia known as Venezuela?
Maybe Sony records sellouts Rage Against The Machine could put on a benefit concert for the downtrodden in Venezuela.
This is nonsense. Barr pretends to be a big law & order guy while he covers up the coup. What about Mexico’s massive drugging and theft of America. Barr opposes FISA reform. Barr throws away solid criminal referrals on McCabe & Comey. Barr argues in court to hep Hillary.
Only the gullible are fooled by Ruby Ridge Barr. He’a a complete phony, and a bureaucratic coward.
Barr ain’t getting anyone….he will be playing the bag pipes at life long family friends Mueller!
Yes it is another con game just like with Sessions. People are so easily fooled with this hero fakery. (There are still devoted Sessions followers who think he will be recognized as a hero. A hero of what?)
Sessions is running again for Senate. The President has tweeted that he is supporting the other guy;) And they are in a runoff.
Regarding our two-tiered injustice system”:
Accused in Justice Dept.’s Upper Echelon, and Innocent Until Scot-Free