Thursday, 15 December 2011

Venezuela turns over alleged drug lord to US

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela has handed a top Colombian drug trafficking suspect to US authorities.
The US had offered a $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest of Maximiliano Bonilla Orozco, known as "Valenciano". Bonilla was captured in Venezuela last month.
He was turned over to US authorities at Caracas' international airport today and led aboard a plane.
The US State Department had listed Bonilla among its eight most-wanted Colombian drug traffickers after leftist rebels.
US officials say Bonilla sent tonnes of cocaine to the United States through Central America and Mexico, dealing extensively with Mexico's Zetas drug cartel.

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