Sobrinhos de Maduro pegam 18 anos de prisão por tráfico nos EUA

Sobrinhos de Maduro foram presos no Haiti em 2015- Reprodução

Sobrinhos de Maduro foram presos no Haiti em 2015- Reprodução

Efraín Antonio Campo Flores e Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas foram ambos sentenciados na quinta-feira a 18 anos de prisão pelo crime de tráfico de drogas, ambos sobrinhos do presidente venezuelano Nicolás Maduro.

Os dois venezuelanos tinham sido declarados culpados, no dia 18 de novembro de 2016, de conspirar para importar e distribuir 800 quilos de cocaína nos EUA. Campo Flores, de 32 anos, e Flores de Freitas, de 31 anos, são sobrinhos de Cilia Flores, mulher de Maduro. "Sei que cometi erros muito graves neste caso", disse Efraín, pedindo desculpas à sua família.

PrisãoFreitas e Campos Flores foram presos em Porto Príncipe, no Haiti, em uma operação que envolveu a polícia local e a agência americana antidrogas (DEA), em meados de novembro de 2015.

Durante o julgamento, a Promotoria apresentou fotos das reuniões que os então acusados tiveram em Honduras e Venezuela com dois informantes da DEA, pai e filho.

Segundo o juiz, a defesa dos parentes do presidente da Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, alegou que seus clientes eram novatos no tráfico de drogas e nunca tinham transportado qualquer tipo de substância ilegal. Os primeiros contatos com os informantes da DEA aconteceram em outubro de 2015.

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