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Venezuelan general detained in Aruba
Published on July 25, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- In the evening hours of Wednesday, General Hugo Carvajal, who was head of Venezuela’s Directorate of Military Intelligence from 2004 to 2009, was reportedly detained in Aruba, a military source revealed.


General Hugo Carvajal

Carvajal was appointed Venezuelan consul in Aruba in January.

The United States apparently sought Carvajal’s extradition of because the US Treasury Department says he gave “material support” to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

For this reason, the Treasury Department sanctioned Carvajal and also General Henry Rangel Silva and Captain Ramon Rodriguez Chacin Navio.

Based on these sanctions, the US reportedly requested the Netherlands government to extradite Carvajal from Aruba as part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

It is not yet known whether Carvajal has already been transported to the US.

Republished with permission of the Curacao Chronicle

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