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U.S. indicts Venezuela s Maduro for narco-terrorism

This is a developing story. Please refresh for updates. WASHINGTON DC, USA – The US Justice Department announced indictments Thursday, March 26, of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and top members of his government for narco-terrorism. US officials said Maduro was the leader of a cocaine trafficking group called The Cartel of the Suns that involved senior politicians and members of the Venezuelan military and judiciary, including the country s chief justice. Attorney General Bill Barr said they shipped out 200- to 250 metric tonnes of cocaine under the protection of the Venezuelan government. Separately, the State Department announced a $15-million reward for the arrest of Maduro, whom Washington does not recognize as the country s legitimate leader. More to follow. –  

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