Ex-Venezuelan Intel Chief reportedly goes missing in Spain ahead of extradition to US

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13 November 2019

Spanish police are searching for former Venezuelan intelligence chief General Hugo Armando Carvajal, who has been missing since Friday after a court ruled to extradite him to the US, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"They are currently looking for him”, a spokeswoman for Spain's national police said.

The US earlier asked Spain to extradite the former intelligence chief, claiming that he had allegedly cooperated with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) to smuggle cocaine into the US.

On Friday, the Criminal Chamber of the Spanish National Court ruled to extradite Carvajal after the Third Section of the same court rejected that extradition request on 16 September.