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Dec 11, 2012 Ξ No Comments

Drug lord’s lawyer sentenced to 5 years for fraud

posted by Rob Edmond

The lawyer of an alleged Venezuelan drug lord was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for using a false warrant to reclaim property that used to belong to his  Full Article »


Jun 29, 2012 Ξ No Comments

US targets Hezbollah’s South American money laundering ring

posted by Brandon Barrett

The U.S. Treasury Department named four Lebanese men, one of whom also has Colombian citizenship, as drug kingpins and terrorists for allegedly laundering money in a South American scheme that  Full Article »


Apr 25, 2012 Ξ No Comments

Drug lord Makled claims ties to Venezuelan ex-judge

posted by Marc Hall

Renowned drug trafficker Walid Makled has revealed the details of his supposed links to dismissed Venezuelan Supreme Court judge Eladio Aponte, Radio Caracol reported Wednesday. Aponte “was my partner in  Full Article »


Apr 17, 2012 Ξ No Comments

Alleged drug trafficker Makled’s lawyers tell him to keep quiet during trial

posted by Marc Hall

Alleged Venezuelan drug trafficker Walid Makled, extradited from Colombia last year, remained silent during the second day of his trial following recommendations from lawyers, reported local media. “They [prosecutors] asked  Full Article »


Mar 9, 2012 Ξ No Comments

Colombia used drug lord to force Venezuela to eject FARC: Wikileaks

posted by Charles Parkinson

Colombia used its 2009 capture of Venezuelan drug lord Walid Makled to force its neighbor to eject FARC units operating in its territory, according to a Stratfor email published by  Full Article »


Aug 23, 2011 Ξ No Comments

Inspector general brings new charges against Cordoba

posted by Natalie Dalton

Colombia’s Inspector General’s Office has brought charges against Piedad Cordoba following claims from the Public Ministry that the ex-senator had been financing the political campaign of Colombian Ambassador Ricardo Montenegro.  Full Article »


May 16, 2011 Ξ No Comments

2 alleged partners to Walid Makled arrested in Barranquilla

posted by Marguerite Cawley

Authorities in Barranquilla have arrested two men suspected of having ties to the extradited Venezuelan drug trafficker Walid Makled. The two men, wealthy Colombian landowner Victor Rafael Reales Hoyos and  Full Article »


May 12, 2011 Ξ No Comments

Extradited Makled officially charged in Venezuela

posted by Tom Heyden

The alleged Venezuelan drug lord Walid Makled, extradited home on Monday, is officially charged with the crimes of contract killings, drug trafficking and money laundering, AFP reported. The 42-year-old will  Full Article »


May 9, 2011 Ξ No Comments

Alleged Venezuelan drug lord extradited home

posted by Tom Heyden

The extradition of alleged drug lord Walid Makled has been completed Monday morning, with the Venezuelan being returned to his home country after nine months of detention in Colombia, reported  Full Article »


May 5, 2011 Ξ No Comments

Colombia will not extradite Makled without Venezuelan human rights guarantee

posted by Jim Glade

Colombia’s interior and justice minister, German Vargas Lleras, has said that Venezuela has not sent guarantees that alleged narco-kingpin Walid Makled’s human rights will be protected if he is extradited to  Full Article »

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