The Spanish police yesterday were looking for former Venezuelan general Hugo Armando Carvajal, who was head of counterintelligence with Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro, and whose extradition to the United States has been authorized by our country’s justice system.
Last Friday, the National High Court ordered Carvajal’s arrest, but police agents did not find him at the address where his residence in Madrid appeared.
Hugo Carvajal, 59 years old, was arrested in Spain on April 12 under an arrest warrant issued by the United States, which claimed he wanted to “flood” that country with tons of cocaine, which he allegedly brought into that country with the help on occasions of the leadership of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Although the Court released him in September, after an appeal by the Public Prosecutor’s Office, it finally ordered his arrest in order to proceed to extradite him.
Carvajal recently declared himself a follower of the opponent Juan Guaidó, recognized by more than fifty countries as president in charge of Venezuela, and stated that he felt persecuted both in the United States and in Venezuela by President Maduro.