Two nephews of the wife of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was detained and taken to the U.S. for charges in the case of drug trafficking, reports Reuters citing an informed source.
The interlocutor of Agency told about the detention of two nephews Celia Flores. According to him, Frankie Fransico Flores de Freitas (Franqui Francisco Flores-de Freitas) and Efren Antonio Campo-Flores (Efrain Antonio Campo-Flores) was taken to new York.
Source CNN later reported that they were detained in the Haitian capital Port-AU-Prince at the conclusion of the transaction for the delivery of 800 kilos of cocaine in the United States.
Official information about the detention at the time of this writing, not been reported.
The Agency notes that the case could have serious consequences for the image of the President’s family on the eve of parliamentary elections, which promise to be the most difficult for the party, Maduro taking into account the difficult economic crisis. On Thursday, Maduro will be in Geneva at the conference of the UN Council on human rights.
The representative of the U.S. attorney’s office refused to comment on the detention of thoroughbreds wife Maduro.
According to the U.S. state Department, half of the drug traffic that is generated by Columbia, through Venezuela takes place in Europe and the United States.
62-year-old Flores, a longtime associate of the deceased President Hugo Chavez and his successor Maduro. In 1994 she secured the release of Chavez from prison, and in 2006 became the first woman to head the National Assembly of the country.