The United States accuses a Venezuelan citizen of laundering $ 350 million. According to the news agency, last spring, the Cape Verdean Supreme Court granted the American side’s request to extradite Saab. However, the last word remained with the government of the African country.
The suspect was arrested in 2020 at the airport on the island of Sal. The arrest was carried out on June 12 as part of an operation by Interpol and the Cape Verdean authorities. The United States issued them a corresponding international order.
The Venezuelan government protested with reference to the diplomatic passport and special envoy status that Saab possessed. However, he was detained while on a private flight to Iran.