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Venezuela hands over drug suspects to US, Dutch

Venezuela hands over drug suspects to US, Dutch

Venezuela has turned over a Colombian drug suspect to U.S. authorities and sent five other suspects to the Netherlands and Colombia, where they face charges ranging from drug trafficking to murder.
Venezuelan Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami says Gloria Rojas Valencia is accused by U.S. authorities of being a member of Mexico's Zetas drug gang. The 53-year-old Rojas was captured in January.
Officials describe her as the companion of Colombian drug suspect Luis Frank Tello Candelo, who was deported to the U.S. last year.
El Aissami said Monday that 61-year-old Dutch suspect Merk Anton Hernan is being sent to the Netherlands to face drug charges.