Aruba: Venezuelan General Detained at request of U.S. Govt

Posted on July 25, 2014 • Filed under: Caribbean, Crime, Drug Activity, FARC, Police/Military Activity, United States

BBC.COM reported A top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, has been detained in the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba at the request of the American government. He had been accused by the US Treasury of assisting Colombian Farc rebels in their drug trafficking activities. The Venezuelan government said Gen Carvajal had a diplomatic passport and that his arrest was illegal. He had been appointed by Venezuela as its consul in Aruba. Read Article

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