Aruba releases former Venezuela general wanted by US on drug charges

July 28, 2014 4:00 AM

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Aruba releases former Venezuela general wanted by US on drug charges

July 27, 2014: Former Venezuelan general Hugo Carvajal arrives at the Queen Beatrix International Airport in Oranjestad, Aruba, after being released by authorities. Carvajal was detained in Aruba on U.S. drug charges, released by the Dutch Caribbean island Sunday and sent home, authorities said Sunday. (AP Photo/Pedro Famous Diaz)

BOGOTA, Colombia – Aruba's government released a former Venezuelan general who was detained on U.S. drug charges when he arrived to serve as his country's consul on the Dutch Caribbean island, sending him home Sunday night and defusing a diplomatic fight with its neighbor.

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