Ex-Venezuelan General Surrenders to U.S. After Drug Indictment

Joseph B. Hash

BOGOTÁ, Colombia—Retired Venezuelan Gen. Cliver Alcalá turned himself in to the U.S. counternarcotics authorities Friday, a working day soon after U.S. prosecutors indicted him and other Venezuelan officials, like President Nicolás Maduro, on drug-trafficking charges, according to four people acquainted with the subject. Mr. Alcalá, fifty eight, waived extradition and surrendered […]

BOGOTÁ, Colombia—Retired Venezuelan Gen. Cliver Alcalá turned himself in to the U.S. counternarcotics authorities Friday, a working day soon after U.S. prosecutors indicted him and other Venezuelan officials, like President Nicolás Maduro, on drug-trafficking charges, according to four people acquainted with the subject.

Mr. Alcalá, fifty eight, waived extradition and surrendered to Colombian authorities. Brokers of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration accompanied him on a flight from Colombia to New York, the place he is envisioned to collaborate…

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