A news release from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on 14th August advised that former vice president of Venezuela Tareck El Aissami and Venezuelan businessman Samark Lopez Bello had been added to ICE’s Most Wanted List for international narcotics trafficking, money laundering. This followed an investigation that led to their special designations as narcotics traffickers as well as sanctions imposed by OFAC in 2017 and criminal charges filed in New York earlier this year. The action is separate from those being taken against the Maduro regime in Venezuela.
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