Hugo Armando Carvajal Barrios Reward Poster (Accessible – English) [171 KB]
NAME: Hugo Armando Carvajal Barrios
ALIASES: El Pollo
DOB: April 1, 1960
POB: Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela
WEIGHT: 130 lbs
HAIR COLOR: Bald
EYE COLOR: Brown
SCARS, TATTOOS, OR MARKS: Unknown
Hugo Armando Carvajal Barrios was the former director of Venezuela’s Military Intelligence (DIM) and former Venezuelan politician. Carvajal Barrios was appointed director in 2004 and served in that position until 2011, and again between April 2013 and January 2014. In January 2016, Carvajal Barrios was elected to the Venezuelan National Assembly as a representative of the Monagas State.
Carvajal Barrios, as a leader and manager of the Cartel of the Suns, participated in a corrupt and violent narco-terrorism conspiracy with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization. Barrios and others conspired with the FARC to: transport and distribute large cocaine shipments; benefit from, and cause others to participate in, the provision of heavily armed security to protect cocaine shipments; cause large quantities of previously-seized cocaine to be sold to drug traffickers in exchange for millions of dollars; interfere with drug-trafficking investigations and pending criminal cases in Venezuela and elsewhere; and help provide the FARC with military-grade weapons, including machine guns, ammunition, rocket launchers, and explosives equipment.
Carvajal Barrios was charged in a March 2020 Southern District of New York (SDNY) federal indictment with conspiracy to commit narco-terrorism, conspiracy to import cocaine, and associated firearms charges in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 960a and 963, and Title 18 United States Code, Sections 924 and 2. Carvajal Barrios was previously charged in the SDNY with these same crimes in 2019 and in 2011 on conspiracy to import cocaine charges. Carvajal Barrios was also charged with conspiracy to import cocaine in 2014 in the Southern District of Florida.
The U.S. Department of State is offering a REWARD OF UP TO $10 MILLION for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Hugo Armando Carvajal Barrios.
If you have information and are located outside of the United States, please contact the nearest United States Embassy or Consulate. If in the United States, please contact the local Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) office in your city.
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