Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Gen. Hugo Carvajal “El Pollo” - busted

Former Venezuelan spymaster Gen. Hugo Carvajal relied on moving frequently to evade capture on a U.S. warrant for narcoterrorism. The two-year manhunt for Gen. Hugo Carvajal ended last week when cops raided an apartment in Madrid. Nicknamed “El Pollo”, 'The Chicken', Carvajal was arrested in Aruba on a U.S. warrant only to go free after President Nicolás Maduro pressured the small Dutch Caribbean island to release him. In 2019 Spain’s National Court ruled that he should be extradited to New York to face charges he worked with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, to flood the U.S. with cocaine.
Carvajal is probably one of the most knowledgeable of the corruption that went on in Venezuela. Carvajal’s capture was due to intelligence provided by the DEA in June.