Venezuela's Cabello: defector after money, can't prove drug claims

January 28, 2015 10:25 PM

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Venezuela's Cabello: defector after money, can't prove drug claims

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan Socialist Party heavyweight Diosdado Cabello on Wednesday said a defector reportedly accusing him of running a drug ring was merely chasing money and had no proof.

Spanish newspaper ABC and Miami-based El Nuevo Herald have reported Cabello's former security chief Leamsy Salazar had fled and was collaborating with U.S. authorities investigating allegations of Venezuelan officials' involvement with drug trafficking.

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