Nephews of Venezuela first lady convicted of cocaine plot

Nephews of Venezuela first lady convicted of cocaine plot
 

Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady have been found guilty of conspiring to import 800kg (1,750lb) of cocaine into the US.
Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas, 31, and Efrain Antonio Campo Flores, 30, were convicted at a court in Manhattan, New York.
Both defendants face up to life in prison when they are sentenced.
They were arrested in Haiti in November 2015, following a sting operation by the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
Prosecutors said the two men plotted to use a Venezuelan airport's presidential hangar to send the drugs to Honduras and on to the US.
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19 November 2016 in World News, Views: 78
Source: BBC
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