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Washington Sanctions Venezuela's Cabello For Drug Trafficking, Florida Companies Hit

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Diosdado Cabello, center, surrounded by bodyguards and supporters during an 'anti-imperialist march' on Aug. 14, 2017.

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - The U.S. Treasury slapped sanctions on one of Venezuela’s most powerful men Friday — Diosdado Cabello, along with his family and economic adviser — accusing him of drug trafficking, money laundering and illegal mining.

The sanctions come as Washington is turning up the heat on the South American nation just days before presidential elections.

Also named in Friday’s report are Cabello’s brother, Jose David Cabello, the head of the tax department, and Cabello’s wife, Marleny Josefina Contreras.

Read more from our news partner, The Miami Herald.

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