Venezuelan official is Hezbollah bag man, state oil company exec, and now ICE fugitive

Venezuelan official is Hezbollah bag man, state oil company exec, and now ICE fugitive
VP Tareck El-Aissami speaks last week from Miraflores Palace in Caracas. (Image: Screen grab of Venezuelan media video, YouTube)

[Ed. – Because that’s socialism for you.  Terrorist money launderers run your “worker-owned” industries, facilitate cartel crime, and make off with the people’s wealth — what’s left of it.]

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a fugitive alert notice on Wednesday for Venezuelan Minister of Industries and National Production Tareck El Aissami, the man in charge of the vital Venezuelan industries like oil and gold, on charges of narcotics trafficking.

In addition to his post as industries minister, El Aissami is on the board of directors and holds the title of “External Director” of Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), the state-run oil company.

ICE announced that it had added El Aissami to its “most wanted” list on Twitter, under the hashtag #MostWantedWednesday, which the agency’s account uses weekly. …

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Prior to running Venezuela’s most vital industries, El Aissami served as the nation’s executive vice president. …

“He facilitated shipments of narcotics from Venezuela, to include control over planes that left from a Venezuelan air base and drug routes through the ports in Venezuela,” ICE stated in its “most wanted” profile of El Aissami.

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