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El Aissami Maddah, Tareck Zaidan

Wanted for narcotics
Name
El Aissami Maddah, Tareck Zaidan
Alias
Tareck El Aissami/Tarek El Aissami
Gender
Male
Place of Birth
Venezuela
Last Known Location
Caracas, Venezuela
Occupation
Minister of Industry and National Production for Venezuela

Physical Description

Height
6' 2"
Weight
190 lbs
Skin Tone
Light Brown
Eyes
Brown
Hair
Black/gray

Summary

In February 2017, the U.S Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) designated Tareck Zaidan El Aissami, a Venezuelan citizen, as a specially designated narcotics trafficker (SDNT) pursuant to the Kingpin Act for playing a significant role in international narcotics trafficking. El Aissami was appointed Executive Vice President of Venezuela in January 2017. He previously served as Governor of Venezuela's Aragua state from 2012 to 2017, as well as Venezuela's Minister of Interior and Justice starting in 2008. He facilitated shipments of narcotics from Venezuela, to include control over planes that left from a Venezuelan air base and drug routes through the ports in Venezuela. In his previous positions, he oversaw or partially owned narcotics shipments of more than 1,000 kilograms from Venezuela on multiple occasions, including those with the final destinations of Mexico and the United States.

Updated: 11/02/2020