As part of the Venezuelan offensive against drug trafficking from Colombia, 75 tons of cocaine and 47.8 tons of marijuana have been seized in the last three years, the attorney general, Tarek William Saab, reported. In addition, 12,103 accusations and 3,453 convictions were presented.
In the balance of his management, the leader of the Public Ministry stressed that only in July 9.9 tons of cocaine and more than 900 kilos of marijuana were seized.
As part of the fight against drug trafficking, at least seven drug lords were arrested.
In addition, 60 buildings, 1506 vehicles and 26 boats that belonged to organized gangs were under the preventive control of the State.
Another crimes that the current administration has most attacked has been corruption (1,741 people were convicted). In this sense, 21 criminal plots have been uncovered in PDVSA and its subsidiaries. For this, 103 officials were sentenced, including 28 senior managers.
More than 200 MP officials were also investigated (173 for crimes in the exercise of their functions). These figures have no references in the past.
“For a decade this institution dedicated itself to extorting money and, in addition, whoever preceded me (Luisa Ortega Díaz) was involved in an attempt at civil war,” said Saab.
Another achievement was the advancement of human rights. 584 people were indicted (450 of them implicated in extrajudicial executions, crimes of torture, cruel inhuman or degrading treatment). Something that sooner or later the office of High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet had to recognize “, highlighted the Prosecutor.
925 people were also charged for the crimes of homicide, torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, unlawful deprivation of liberty, rape, among others. A conviction has been reached against 140 of those involved.