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Convicted drug trafficker Walid Makled
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Venezuela Drug Trafficker Turned Informant Sentenced: Lightly

Notorious Venezuela drug trafficker Walid Makled has been sentenced to 14 years in prison but absolved of several crimes in what is a surprisingly lenient verdict...
ID of a Colombian drug trafficker arrested in Venezuela
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Venezuela Claims Capture of 94 Crime Bosses Since 2006

Venezuela's Interior and Justice Minister Nestor Reverol said that with the latest capture of a Colombian drug trafficker in Venezuelan territory, the country has...
Drug kingpin Walid Makled
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Walid Makled

Once the most powerful civilian drug trafficker in Venezuela, Syrian-born Venezuelan citizen Walid Makled, otherwise known as “El Turco” or “El Arabe,”...
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5 Things to Watch Out for in Venezuelan Kingpin’s Trial

Venezuelan drug lord Walid Makled claims to have damning evidence of the military and government elite's ties to the drug trade. Three months in, his trial has...
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Trial of Venezuelan Kingpin Makled Begins Behind Closed Doors

The trial of Walid Makled, a drug kingpin who claims that he worked with Venezuela's political and military elite, has started in a closed courtroom in Caracas,...
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Colombia Extradites Makled to Venezuela

Colombia has extradited drug kingpin Walid Makled to face trial in his native country...
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Colombia to Extradite Makled on Weekend

Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin announced that Walid Makled's extradition to Venezuela would be completed by May 9, El Nacional reports. Makled's...
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InSight: Makled’s Window into Trafficking in Venezuela Closing

In the coming days, President Santos is expected to extradite alleged drug trafficker Walid Makled to Venezuela, instead of the U.S. With him not only goes...
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Video – Venezuelan Drug Tycoon Claims Links to Chavez Government

As it becomes more and more likely that Colombia will extradite drug kingpin Walid Makled to Venezuela instead of the U.S., Makled has stepped up his accusations of...
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Hugo Chavez: US Wants Makled to ‘Vomit’ Accusations

InSight Crime translates an excerpt from Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's weekly column, "Las Lineas de Chávez," in which Chavez speaks of Colombia's decision...
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One Piece of a Puzzle: the US Indictment of Makled

The curious case of Walid Makled Garcia, a Syrian-born Venezuelan citizen who is in a Colombian jail for drug trafficking, has many trails. InSight Crime gives you...
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Colombia to Extradite Suspect to Venezuela, not US

In an unprecedented gesture of diplomacy, Colombian officials have announced that an alleged Venezuelan drug trafficker arrested earlier this year will be...