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Venezuela's First Lady claims her two 'narco-nephews' were kidnapped by DEA

Wednesday, January 13th 2016 - 07:46 UTC
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Cilia Flores, who serves in congress, told Venezuelan weekly Tal Cual that the U.S. was seeking revenge and trying to force the socialists from power in Venezuela. Cilia Flores, who serves in congress, told Venezuelan weekly Tal Cual that the U.S. was seeking revenge and trying to force the socialists from power in Venezuela.
She said the government had proof that the DEA had conducted an illegal operation on Venezuelan soil and “violated our sovereignty.” She said the government had proof that the DEA had conducted an illegal operation on Venezuelan soil and “violated our sovereignty.”
Flores' nephews were arrested in November in Haiti and transferred to New York. They are being held on charges of conspiring to smuggle cocaine into the US Flores' nephews were arrested in November in Haiti and transferred to New York. They are being held on charges of conspiring to smuggle cocaine into the US

Venezuela's first lady on Tuesday broke her silence on the arrest of her two nephews on drug trafficking charges, saying they were kidnapped by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.Cilia Flores, who serves in congress, told Venezuelan weekly Tal Cual that the U.S. was seeking revenge and trying to force the socialists from power in Venezuela.

 She said the government had proof that the DEA had conducted an illegal operation on Venezuelan soil and “violated our sovereignty.”

Two of Flores' nephews were arrested in November in Haiti and transferred to New York. They are being held on charges of conspiring to smuggle cocaine into the U.S.

“The DEA committed the crime of kidnapping,” Flores said.

U.S prosecutors have investigated several top Venezuelan officials for drug charges, but November's arrests marked the first time President Nicolas Maduro's inner circle was directly implicated.

Flores had refrained from addressing the case. But that's been increasingly hard to do after the opposition won control of congress and allowed reporters to enter the congressional chamber for the first time in years.

Last week, Flores was filmed ignoring direct questions from reporters on the topic, which local press has dubbed the “narco-nephews” scandal.

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  • Troy Tempest

    The rats are getting backed into a corner....

    Jan 13th, 2016 - 08:36 am 0
  • ChrisR

    Venezuela's female version of Bogbrush ‘Anibal the Cannibal’ © ChrisR 2015!

    Marginally better looking but just as bent as Bogbrush and capable of telling massive porkies.

    I wonder how the US managed to kidnap them from the utopia that is Venezuela, only to arrest them outside the country?

    Perhaps she has earned the title TMBOV! Regulars don't need it explaining, do they?

    Jan 13th, 2016 - 11:36 am 0
  • yankeeboy

    So?
    Its our right to do whatever we want.

    Might is right.

    Jan 13th, 2016 - 12:24 pm 0
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