The former president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, ordered his subordinates to coordinate actions to flood the United States with cocaine produced by the Marxist guerrilla FARC, since 2005.
U.S. federal prosecutors reported these attempts by the leftist regime to harm American society, according to documents obtained by the Wall Street Journal.
For his part, former Venezuelan Supreme Court Justice Eladio Aponte, after defecting to the United States in 2012, made statements to the DEA about one of the meetings held by Chávez and his advisers.
“During the meeting, Chávez urged the group, in substance and in part, to promote his policy objectives, including to combat the United States by ‘flooding’ the country with cocaine,” Aponte said, according to The Hill.
During the same meetings the participants would have determined how they would distribute the proceeds from the illegal drug trade. The agreement also established the provision of arms for FARC guerrillas to continue its fight against the Colombian government.
Although former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez died in 2013, the current Venezuelan government is led by Nicolás Maduro, who is assisted by people who participated in meetings with FARC. One of them is Diosdado Cabello, president of Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly. Another is Tareck El Aissami, vice president of the economic area.