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Ex-Venezuelan intelligence chief jailed in Spain pending decision on U.S. extradition

Credit: Reuters- Published on April 13, 2019
Hugo Carvajal, a former Venezuelan military intelligence chief who Washington believes has valuable information on President Nicolas Maduro, was jailed on Saturday by Spain's High Court pending a decision on an extradition request to the United States, a court spokesman said.
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Published on April 13, 2019 -  00:46
Ex-Venezuelan General Jailed In Spain Pending Decision On U.S. Extradition
According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, a former Venezuelan military intelligence chief believed to possess valuable information on President Nicolas Maduro was jailed by Spain's High Court pending a decision on an extradition request to the United States. Hugo Carvajal, a former general and close ally of former Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, was arrested by Spanish police on Friday on a US warrant for drug trafficking charges. A spokesman for the court reportedly said that, during the hearing, Carvajal denied links with drug trafficking and Colombia's FARC rebel group and challenged his proposed extradition to the US.

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