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Jesus Alfredo Itriago

NAME: Jesus Alfredo Itriago
DOB: January 7, 1958
POB: Venezuela
HEIGHT: 5’5”
WEIGHT: 120 lbs
HAIR COLOR: Black/Grey

Jesus Alfredo Itriago is the former Chief of Counter-narcotics for the Cuerpo de Investigaciones
Científicas, Penales y Criminálisticas (CICPC) in Venezuela.

As a result of his official position in the Venezuelan government, Itriago retained a great deal of
authority within CICPC Counter-narcotics, which itself had a history of corruption. Accordingly, a DEA
investigation revealed that because of his drug trafficking associates, and his contacts at the CICPC,
airports and maritime ports, Itriago was involved in protecting drug loads departing Venezuela as well as
investing in large cocaine loads. Furthermore, after several of his drug trafficking associates were
arrested and extradited, Itriago took over some of their lucrative drug routes.

On April 9, 2006, Mexico’s Procuraduria General de La Republica (PGR) seized 5.5 tons of cocaine that
arrived by plane at the international airport in Ciudad Del Carmen, Campeche, Mexico. The seized
cocaine arrived from the Maiquetia International Airport in Venezuela. DEA obtained evidence Itriago
was involved in the protection of that load based upon witness interviews.
In late 2010, Itriago retired from the CICPC. However, even in retirement, Itriago maintained his
influence to continue protecting drug loads departing Venezuela.

Itriago was charged by indictment in the Southern District of Florida on January 31, 2013, with
conspiracy to import more than five kilograms of cocaine into the United States, in violation of 21 U.S.
Code, Section 959(a)(2) and 21 U.S. Code, Section 963.

The U.S. Department of State is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the
arrest and/or conviction of Jesus Alfredo Itriago for participating in international narcotics trafficking.

If you have information and are located outside of the United States, please contact the nearest U.S.
Embassy or Consulate. If in the United States, please contact the local DEA office in your city.
Government officials and employees are not eligible for rewards.


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