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2 officials: Venezuelan National Guard chief indicted

2 officials: Head of Venezuela's National Guard named in US drug-trafficking indictment

2 officials: Venezuelan National Guard chief indicted

NEW YORK (AP) -- Two officials say the head of Venezuela's National Guard and a former anti-drug official will soon face U.S. charges accusing them of colluding with cocaine traffickers and hindering drug investigations.

The officials said on Wednesday that Nestor Reverol and Edilberto Molina are named in a federal indictment in New York City. The two officials are familiar with the case and spoke on condition of anonymity because the indictment remains under seal.

Reverol is the former head of Venezuela's anti-drug agency and an ally of late socialist leader Hugo Chavez. Molina also once worked the agency.

The allegations first surfaced in news reports on Tuesday. Reverol and Molina have so far not responded publicly.

Updated : 2021-09-20 23:20 GMT+08:00