Vice-President of Venezuela came under U.S. sanctions

Tarek El Aisami

The U.S. Treasury Department has made in the sanctions lists of the Vice-President of Venezuela, Tarek al Aissami. This was reported on the website of the Department.

American authorities believe that a high-ranking official is one of the organizers of the logistical chain for export of drugs. In particular, it is argued that al Aissami was in charge of aviation and Maritime transportation of large consignments of drugs, patronized leaders of the Venezuelan criminal clans and organized several schemes to launder money.

ABC News, in turn, implies that the American authorities will lead to increased tensions between the US and Venezuela, as al Aissami is the highest-ranking official from the Latin American country ever to fall under the us restrictions.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has not commented on the situation.

On 19 November last year it became known that the U.S. Supreme court were convicted of transporting and trying to implement large quantities of drugs two nephews Celia Flores, wife of President of Venezuela.