Wednesday, October 20

Alex Saab: a Cape Verde court approves the extradition to the United States of the Colombian businessman linked to Nicolás Maduro

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Cédula by Alex Saab

Colombian lawyer Alex Saab was arrested this Friday.

The Supreme Court of Justice of Cape Verde authorized this Wednesday the extradition of Colombian businessman Alex Saab to the United States.

Saab has been detained in Cape Verde, a West African archipelago, since June 12, 2020, at the request of the US.

This country accuses him of money laundering and of serving as a front man for Nicolás Maduro, president of Venezuela, in a wide network of drug trafficking, dollar laundering and the fraudulent award of millionaire official contracts.

The defense of Saab, from Barranquilla of Lebanese origin, said it will appeal the ruling.

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