US to charge Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with drug trafficking
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will be hit with drug-trafficking charges by US federal prosecutors on Thursday, according to a report.
The charges against Maduro, an adversary to President Trump, were expected to be unveiled at a live-streamed press conference by Attorney General William Barr and Geoffrey Berman, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, the New York Times first reported.
In addition to the drug-trafficking charges, the US was expected to list the country as a state-sponsor of terrorism, CNN reported, citing sources familiar with the move.
The country will join four other nations with that designation, including Iran and North Korea who have “repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism,” according to the report.
Source : Ben Feuerherd Link