The United States has accused Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of international drug trafficking

The U.S. has accused Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and several high-ranking Venezuelan officials of international drug trafficking. The U.S. State Department announced a reward for information “that will lead to the arrest and/or conviction of Venezuelan citizens – Nicolas Maduro Moros, Diosdado Cabello Rondon, Hugo Carvajal Barrios, Cleaver Alcala Cordonese and Tareca Zaidan El Isami Madda”.

“The State Department offers a reward of up to $15 million for information relating to Nicholas Maduro and up to $10 million each for information relating to the others. “In holding key positions in the Maduro regime, these individuals have violated public confidence by facilitating the shipment of drugs from Venezuela, including control of aircraft departing from the Venezuelan airbase, as well as control of drug routes through ports in Venezuela,” said in a statement by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.