Under Maduro Venezuela has close ties with Hezballah and its drug cartels
Former head of Venezuela’s intelligence services Hugo Carvajal revealed powerful ties between the administration of President Nicolás Maduro and the Hezbollah terrorist group, as well as wide-spread corruption and drug activity, the New York Times reported on Thursday.A government which bans its own people from owning guns is giving guns to a known terrorist organization. Venezuela has been facilitating drug transportation for years. It allows the dope to be exported on planes that fly to West Africa and are offloaded to terrorist organizations which move them into Europe. Venezuela has also hosted Hezballah operatives in South America.
The nefarious activities were directed by Maduro himself as well as Interior Minister Néstor Reverol and former vice-president Tareck El Aissami.
Allegedly, those who were meant to combat drugs were engaged in trafficking them, Carvajal said.
El Aissami was not only a drug kingpin, said Carvajal, but also had connections to Hezbollah, and attempted to arrange Hezbollah terrorists to work with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia [FARC] through Venezuela.
In a meeting that took place in 2009 Hezbollah terrorists met El Aissami and Carvajal in Syria and gave the two Venezuelan state representatives three assault rifles as gifts.