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U.S. indicts Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro For Drug Trafficking

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The Trump administration is ramping up its pressure campaign against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro by releasing a criminal indictment charging him with drug trafficking and by posting a $15 million reward for his capture.

The indictment, returned by a grand jury in New York, accuses Maduro of conspiring with a hard-line faction of the Colombian rebel group known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia to ship vast quantities of cocaine to the United States.

The aggressive legal move against a head of state is arguably the first of its kind since the Justice Department obtained indictments of Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega in 1988.

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