Spain: Former Venezuelan Spy loses Court battle

Spain: Former Venezuelan Spy loses Court battle

The Supreme Court of Spain refused to suspend a government decision that will allow the extradition to the United States of an important former Venezuelan intelligence official

Spain’s Supreme Court on Monday refused to suspend a government decision that will allow the extradition to the United States of a top former Venezuelan intelligence official.

Lawyers for former General Hugo Carvajal, who for more than a decade was the eyes and ears of the late President Hugo Chávez in the army, asked the court to suspend the decision of the Spanish government, taken 18 months ago.

But the court said in its written decision that Carvajal had not presented new arguments against the government’s decision, which he had already opposed in court in May last year.

Carvajal’s extradition process is currently on hold in the National Court, after the Venezuelan presented an asylum request in Spain.

“El Pollo” Carvajal was arrested on September 9 in a small apartment in Madrid, where he was hidden for months. His arrest came nearly two years after Carvajal defied a Spanish extradition order and disappeared.

In the United States, he faces federal charges for allegedly working with guerrillas from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia to “flood” US territory with cocaine.

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