Monday, 13 July 2020

US Puts $5 Million Bounty on Venezuela’s Crypto Superintendent

He was indicted for his links with many narcotics traffickers and sanction violations.

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York has added Joselit de la Trinidad Ramirez Camacho, Venezuela’s crypto head, to its most wanted person’s list.

According to a Monday’s announcement by the ICE, Ramirez Camacho is “accused of having deep political, social, and economic ties to multiple alleged narcotics kingpins, including Tareck EI Aissami.”

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The US authorities put charges on him for violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, the Kingpin Act, and a number of other sanctions. He was indicted in March alongside the country’s president Nicolas Maduro.

Ramirez Camacho is currently Venezuela’s superintendent of cryptocurrency, meaning he is heading Petro, the country’s oil-backed digital currency.

The agencies also put $5 million in bounty for any information leading to the arrest or conviction of Ramirez Camacho.


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