Former Venezuelan general with ‘treasure trove’ of intelligence arrested for drug trafficking
15 Apr 2019

Spanish police on Friday arrested Hugo Carvajal, a former head of Venezuelan military intelligence, who Washington believes has a “treasure trove” of details he is willing to share about Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Carvajal, a former general and close ally of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, was arrested on drug trafficking charges on a warrant issued by the United States, a police spokeswoman said.

“He is, I would dare to say, the most knowledgeable person to now be outside of Venezuela and be willing and able to cooperate with … a treasure trove of information,” the U.S. administration official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

“He will clearly be cooperating with us. He’s expressed that publicly,” the official said.

By Silvio Castellanos, Miguel Gutierrez and Roberta Rampton, Reuters, 12 April 2012

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Photo: Hugo Carvajal [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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