|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Venezuela (Click here for more Venezuela news)

Venezuela Asks US for Info on Maduro Family Accused of Drug Trafficking

CARACAS – Venezuela’s Public Ministry confirmed on Monday that it has made an official request to the US for information regarding the case against Efrain Campos and Francisco Flores, nephews of President Nicolas Maduro and jailed in the US for drug trafficking.

“The Public Ministry confirmed a request by inquiry letter to the US to obtain information on the case of Efrain Campos Flores and Franqui Flores,” the ministry said on Twitter.

Campos and Flores were arrested by the US Drug Enforcement Administration on Nov. 10, 2015, in Haiti and charged by US authorities with conspiracy to export cocaine to – and distribute it within – the US.

The two men’s trial began on Nov. 7, 2016, and on Nov. 18 they were found guilty, but on Jan. 24 the pair’s attorneys requested a new trial alleging that the proof presented in court was “completely insufficient” to establish guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt.”

The sentencing date initially had been set for March 7 but after legal maneuvering by the defense it was changed to Sept. 12-13, 2017.

Last November, the Venezuelan Parliament had asked Maduro to provide “true” information about the arrest of his relatives, and the opposition requested that the AG’s Office open an investigation into the case.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2015 © All rights reserved