Sunday, August 9, 2020

Samark López Bello loses US assets of $318m

U.S. justice has dealt a blow to Samark López. He is frontman for Tareck El Aissami, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's right-hand man.
Seized assets in the United States include a Citibank account with $269m, two yachts, a plane, and luxury properties in Miami.

In March the DoJ charged El Aissami and 14 other current and former Venezuelan officials with narco-terrorism, corruption and drug trafficking.

Samark López Bello is El Aissami’s principal frontman and owns about a dozen companies linked to Venezuela’s current oil minister. López was sanctioned by the United States in 2017 as a drug lord along with El Aissami. There is a reward of up to $10m for information leading to El Aissami’s arrest.