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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Arrest of Drug Flight 'Emperor' Shows Venezuela's Role as Departure Point


Colombian authorities have captured an individual suspected of shipping drugs from Venezuela using modified airplanes, a reminder of the latter country's key role in aerial drug trafficking. Colombia's anti-narcotic police captured Antonio José Meléndez Suárez at Bogotá's El Dorado international airport on May 19, reported El Tiempo. Meléndez, whom Colombian authorities have dubbed "the emperor of aerial trafficking" is an alleged member of a criminal organization that used planes to fly illegal substances from Venezuela to Central America. More…

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