All About Cartel of the Suns

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 9 NOV 2016

The recent arrest in Honduras of a lesser-known suspect in Venezuela's “narco nephews” case may bring to light additional information about the trafficking network involved, given the defendant's potentially key…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 9 SEP 2016

The brother of Venezuela’s first lady reportedly set up an international cocaine trafficking deal that landed her nephews in US federal court, another indication that involvement in the drug trade…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 1 SEP 2016

Authorities in food-poor Venezuela arrested two individuals on suspicion of smuggling almost three tons of white powder, but it wasn't the usual seizure of illegal drugs. It was flour.

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 24 AUG 2016

Venezuela's new minister of Interior and Justice touted the country's drug interdiction bona fides just weeks after the US government announced he had been indicted on drug trafficking charges.

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 17 AUG 2016

Authorities in Venezuela sentenced 10 individuals for trafficking 1.4 tons of cocaine on an Air France flight in 2013, but the convicted did not include any high-level military officials --…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 8 AUG 2016

Venezuelan authorities charged four National Guard members with plotting to traffic a load of cocaine to Mexico, but the low ranks of the officers point to the government's reluctance to…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 3 AUG 2016

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has named a man US authorities accused of drug trafficking as the country's new Interior minister, a move that further politicizes a series of drug cases…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 2 AUG 2016

US officials have formally announced cocaine trafficking charges against two men who previously served in top positions in Venezuela's national anti-narcotics agency, a major indictment that comes in the midst…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 29 JUL 2016

At least two witnesses in a politically-charged drug case involving relatives of Venezuela's president have reportedly been murdered, raising questions about whether the so-called "narco nephews" were part of a…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 25 JUL 2016

Court documents allege two nephews of Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro's wife who face drug trafficking charges in New York planned to receive cocaine from Colombia's FARC guerrillas in a case that…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 7 JUL 2016

Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro has reportedly asked his Colombian counterpart not to extradite to the United States an alleged Cartel of the Suns member, who may hold key information on the clandestine…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 15 JUN 2016

The recent arrest of a former army captain who allegedly piloted drug planes for Venezuela's Cartel of the Suns could be an indication that the shadowy network of military officials…

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