Caracas, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan authorities in the island state of Nueva Esparta captured a Canadian wanted by Interpol for drug trafficking, reported the Drug Enforcement Chief of the Bolivarian National Guard, Miguel Vivas.
According to the press note released by the Ministry of Interior and Justice, the 54-year-old fugitive is Canadian and his name is Luc Letourneau.
Once captured, he was taken to the Court of Control and legal proceedings are being carried out, so that in the coming days the government can proceed with the extradition of this subject considered highly dangerous, to the requesting country, said Vivas.
About 60 foreigners have been captured here since 2005, when President Hugo Chávez decided to break the agreements with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), an entity accused of performing activities alien to its functions.
While the DEA operated in Venezuela, not one of these crime bosses was arrested, says the Interior and Justice Minister Tarek El Aissami.