In Spain, Chávez’s ally, who was hiding from extradition to the USA, was arrested

Carvajala was arrested by police in a small apartment that served as a hideout. “He lived completely closed, never walking outside or close to the window. He was always protected by people he trusted, “the police said in a Twitter post. She attached a video of masked policemen handcuffing Carvajal’s handcuffs.

The United States is calling for the extradition of a close associate of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez on suspicion of drug crimes and aiding left-wing rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

On the basis of an American arrest warrant, the former head of the secret service with the rank of major general in Spain was arrested in April 2019, and in November of the same year, the High Court decided to extradite him to the United States. Before that, however, in September 2019, the court did not recommend extradition to the USA, after which Carvajal was released from custody. Shortly afterwards, the police lost contact with him.

Carvajal denies guilt. Last year, a brief statement appeared on social media stating that he was hiding in protest of alleged political interference in his case.

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