The Venezuelan army General Nestor Reverol, which is the Federal U.S. drug enforcement (DEA) accused of drug smuggling, was appointed Minister of internal Affairs of Venezuela. This writes service Bi-bi-si.

“I fully support (Riverola, – ed.). He became the target of attacks of the American Empire. As Prime Minister he broke the world record for the number of detained drug dealers, so they want him to pay for it,” said President Nicolas Maduro on national TV.

Reveal already held the post of Minister of the interior under President Hugo Chavez. In the past he was also head of the national Agency for the fight against drug trafficking and the Venezuelan national guard.

August 1, DEA filed against Riverola and one Venezuelan official charges of aiding drug traffickers. In the US version, Reverol and second official Edilberto Molina in the period 2008-2010 took bribes from drug cartels, instead of warning them of impending raids.

Also, law enforcement officers of the United States argued that the General organized the release of the detained drug traffickers and the return of the seized quantities of drugs.

See also: Crisis in Venezuela: the government was given extraordinary powers

Yesterday, 2 August, the Venezuelan opposition declared that she “was able to make the first move” to the impeachment Maduro.

The head of the interior Ministry of Venezuela has been accused U.S. drug trafficking General 03.08.2016

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