Venezuela slams reports senior official running drug ring

January 28, 2015 1:24 AM

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Venezuela slams reports senior official running drug ring

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela on Tuesday rejected two foreign media reports accusing Socialist Party heavyweight and parliamentary boss Diosdado Cabello of running a drug ring.

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

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