Walid Makled

Posted by Rob Edmond on Dec 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Drug lord’s lawyer sentenced to 5 years for fraud

The lawyer of an alleged Venezuelan drug lord was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for using a false warrant to reclaim property that used to belong to his  Full Article »

Posted by Brandon Barrett on Jun 29, 2012 Leave a comment

US targets Hezbollah’s South American money laundering ring

The U.S. Treasury Department named four Lebanese men, one of whom also has Colombian citizenship, as drug kingpins and terrorists for allegedly laundering money in a South American scheme that  Full Article »

Posted by Marc Hall on Apr 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Drug lord Makled claims ties to Venezuelan ex-judge

Renowned drug trafficker Walid Makled has revealed the details of his supposed links to dismissed Venezuelan Supreme Court judge Eladio Aponte, Radio Caracol reported Wednesday. Aponte “was my partner in  Full Article »

Posted by Marc Hall on Apr 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Alleged drug trafficker Makled’s lawyers tell him to keep quiet during trial

Alleged Venezuelan drug trafficker Walid Makled, extradited from Colombia last year, remained silent during the second day of his trial following recommendations from lawyers, reported local media. “They [prosecutors] asked  Full Article »

Posted by Charles Parkinson on Mar 9, 2012 Leave a comment

Colombia used drug lord to force Venezuela to eject FARC: Wikileaks

Colombia used its 2009 capture of Venezuelan drug lord Walid Makled to force its neighbor to eject FARC units operating in its territory, according to a Stratfor email published by  Full Article »

Posted by Natalie Dalton on Aug 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Inspector general brings new charges against Cordoba

Colombia’s Inspector General’s Office has brought charges against Piedad Cordoba following claims from the Public Ministry that the ex-senator had been financing the political campaign of Colombian Ambassador Ricardo Montenegro.  Full Article »

Posted by Marguerite Cawley on May 16, 2011 Leave a comment

2 alleged partners to Walid Makled arrested in Barranquilla

Authorities in Barranquilla have arrested two men suspected of having ties to the extradited Venezuelan drug trafficker Walid Makled. The two men, wealthy Colombian landowner Victor Rafael Reales Hoyos and  Full Article »

Posted by Tom Heyden on May 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Extradited Makled officially charged in Venezuela

The alleged Venezuelan drug lord Walid Makled, extradited home on Monday, is officially charged with the crimes of contract killings, drug trafficking and money laundering, AFP reported. The 42-year-old will  Full Article »

Posted by Tom Heyden on May 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Alleged Venezuelan drug lord extradited home

The extradition of alleged drug lord Walid Makled has been completed Monday morning, with the Venezuelan being returned to his home country after nine months of detention in Colombia, reported  Full Article »

Posted by Jim Glade on May 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Colombia will not extradite Makled without Venezuelan human rights guarantee

Colombia’s interior and justice minister, German Vargas Lleras, has said that Venezuela has not sent guarantees that alleged narco-kingpin Walid Makled’s human rights will be protected if he is extradited to  Full Article »