The Venezuelan National Guard busted a drug-smuggling ring Wednesday and confiscated more than 3.4 metric tons of cocaine. The drugs had been coming in from Colombia in bags that were filled with tires.
In a report made by El Venezolano United States officials have recently been pressuring top Venezuelan law enforcement agencies, and Gen. Nestor Reverol and Gen. Osio in particular, for allegedly making the country an important stop for drug traffickers. The Venezuelan denies such accusations and states that the US is trying to undermine the government’s authority. Just last week it was announce that prosecutors from the United States had unsealed an indictment against five former officials from Venezuela accusing them of conspiring over the past four years with the military to import drugs into and out of the beleaguered nation.