Venezuela president Maduro wanted by DOJ for drug trafficking, Barr announces

The U.S. Department of Justice announced legal drug trafficking fees Thursday versus Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro.

The State Section is presenting a $15 million reward for the seize and conviction of Maduro.

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, center, and first lady Cilia Flores, wave to supporters as they leave the National Pantheon after attending a ceremony to commemorate an 1800's independence battle, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. Sweeping new U.S. sanctions freeze all of the Maduro government's assets in the U.S. and even threaten to punish companies from third countries that keep doing business with his socialist administration. The first couple is accompanied by Defense Minister Gen. Padrino Lopez.

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, middle, and to start with woman Cilia Flores, wave to supporters as they depart the Nationwide Pantheon just after attending a ceremony to commemorate an 1800’s independence fight, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. Sweeping new U.S. sanctions freeze all of the Maduro government’s assets in the U.S. and even threaten to punish organizations from third international locations that keep doing enterprise with his socialist administration. The 1st couple is accompanied by Defense Minister Gen. Padrino Lopez.
(AP)

The indictment of a working head of condition is remarkably uncommon and is certain to ratchet up tensions in between Washington and Caracas.

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