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Tareck Zaidan El Aissami Maddah

NAME: Tareck Zaidan El Aissami Maddah
ALIASES: Tarek El Aissami, Tareck El Aissami
DOB:  September 12, 1974
POB: El Vigía, Merida, Venezuela
HEIGHT: 6’02”
WEIGHT: 190 lbs
HAIR COLOR: Black/Grey

Tareck Zaidan El Aissami Maddah is the former Executive Vice President of Venezuela and most recently serves as the Minister of Industry and National Production in the illegitimate Maduro regime. He previously served as Governor of Venezuela’s Aragua state from 2012 to 2017, as well as Venezuela’s Minister of Interior and Justice starting in 2008. El Aissami facilitated shipments of narcotics from Venezuela, to include control over planes that left from a Venezuelan air base and drug routes through the ports in Venezuela. In his previous positions, he oversaw or partially owned narcotics shipments of more than 1,000 kilograms from Venezuela on multiple occasions, including those with the final destinations of Mexico and the United States.

On February 13, 2017, the U.S Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) designated El Aissami as a specially designated narcotics trafficker (SDNT) pursuant to the Kingpin Act for playing a significant role in international narcotics trafficking.

On March 1, 2019, a Federal Grand Jury sitting in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) returned an indictment charging El Aissami with violating U.S. sanctions in connection with his use of private aircraft, including February 23, 2019 return flight by El Aissami from Russia to Venezuela.

On February 7, 2020, the U.S. Secretary of State approved the offering of a REWARD OF UP TO $10 MILLION for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Tareck Zaidan El Aissami Maddah.

On March 13, 2020, a Federal Grand Jury sitting in the SDNY returned a second indictment charging El Aissami with conspiring with two other individuals to violate U.S. sanctions by engaging in prohibited transactions in blocked property, evading the provisions of the Kingpin Act, and using entities to engage in prohibited transactions in blocked property and to evading and attempting to evade provisions of the Kingpin Act. 

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