U.S. authorities have accused of involvement in narco-terrorism to the President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro. At the same time to conceal the criminal activities of the drug cartel, the head of which stood Maduro allegedly used cryptocurrency.
About excitation of criminal case on drug trafficking against Nicolas Maduro and 14 officials of the Republic of Venezuela reported on Thursday, March 26, U.S. attorney General William Barr.
As stated on the website of the Ministry of justice, at least since 1999, Nicolas Maduro, through the controlled by the drug cartel called «Cartel of the Sun» planned to «drown the US in cocaine.» With this aim, the Venezuelan leader and his associates had conspired with leftist Colombian extremist group FARC.
The prosecution said that the Venezuelan President personally negotiated the supply of several tons of cocaine to other countries, and coordinated the drug trade. At a later stage in this activity was involved and cryptocurrencies.
The President of Venezuela now faces life in prison. For information which will help to hold Maduro, Washington is offering $15 million.
William Barr stated that the U.S. will consider all options for the detention of Maduro and those who assisted him in drug trafficking.
Nicolas Maduro was appointed Minister of foreign Affairs in the government of Hugo Chavez. In 2013 he was elected President of Venezuela in 2019, he was re-elected for a second term. After the inauguration of Maduro in Venezuela, mass protests began, and the opposition leader Juan Guido declared himself interim President of the country until the holding of «free elections». He was recognized in the United States and European countries. Nicolás Maduro is the legitimate leader of the Latin American republics are Russia, Mexico, Cuba, China and several other countries.
We will remind, Nicolas Maduro is also the «godfather» of the national cryptocurrency of Venezuela El Petro. During the launch of El Petro to February 2018 Maduro assured that the coin is secured 5.3 billion barrels of oil deposits of Ayacucho. However, Reuters journalists found that field is not necessary for the production of this oil infrastructure and there are no work.
In January of this year, Maduro signed the decree about the sale El Petro-sixth of the oil reserves of the country.