U.S. Hits Venezuelan Vice President With ‘Kingpin’ Act Sanctions
- Tareck El Aissami is highest-ranking Venezuelan on list
- People on Treasury Department list have assets blocked
Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s president, right, waves to attendees while accompanied by Tareck El Aissami, Venezuela’s vice president, before the start of his annual address at the Supreme Court in Caracas on Jan. 15, 2017. Photographer: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg
Bloomberg: The Trump administration imposed sanctions against Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami, after years of investigation by U.S. authorities into his alleged participation in drug trafficking and money laundering.