Thursday, December 14, 2017

US: Nephews of Venezuela's first lady sentenced to 18 years in U.S. drug case

(New York)  Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady have been sent down in the US on smuggling drugs charges.  Efrain Campo, 30, and his cousin Francisco Flores, 31 received sentences of 18 years in jail on Thursday for their part in a conspiracy to smuggle almost one ton of cocaine into the United States via the use of the Venezuelan airport's presidential hangar

The two were arrested in Haiti in November 2015 by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) whilst their defence and family tried to send the message that these were innocent men entrapped by the US for political purposes. Mobile phone messages showing their links to violent crime (Including pictures of beheaded people who had crossed them)  said otherwise. 

No doubt their uncle won't be happy