White house has announced the reward offer of $15m for any information leading to the arrest of Venezuela’s President, Nicolás Maduro.
The Trump administration is offering up to a total of $55m in cash rewards for Maduro and his associates, including Vice President Diosdado Cabello.
Justice Department unveiled charges against Maduro, describing him like a common criminal rather than a head of state.
The Justice Department accused Maduro and others of narco-terrorism and drug smuggling into the United States
Attorney General William Barr announced the extraordinary action Thursday, saying that charges also were filed against more than a dozen other Venezuelan officials, including the country’s Supreme Court chief justice and the minister of defense.
US law and international norms generally dictate that sitting foreign leaders are immune from prosecution.
Though US and 60 other countries have recognised Juan Guaido, the leader of the national assembly, as the country’s rightful leader