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US offers $15 mln reward for Maduro arrest: Pompeo

PTI | Washington DC | Updated: 26-03-2020 21:25 IST | Created: 26-03-2020 21:25 IST
US offers $15 mln reward for Maduro arrest: Pompeo

The United States will offer USD 15 million for information leading to the arrest of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on drug-trafficking charges, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday

Pompeo announced the reward as the Justice Department unveiled charges against Maduro, describing him like a common criminal rather than a head of state as Washington tries to help opposition leader Juan Guaido take power

"The Venezuelan people deserve a transparent, responsible, representative government that serves the needs of the people -- and that does not betray the trust of the people by condoning or employing public officials that engage in illicit narcotics trafficking," Pompeo said in a statement.

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