Nephews of Venezuela's first lady sentenced to 18 years in prison for cocaine plot

Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady have been sentenced to 18 years in prison in the US after being convicted of drug trafficking. Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas and Efra'in Antonio Campo Flores were accused of conspiring to smuggle 800kg of cocaine into the United States. The two cousins, both nephews of Cilia Flores, Venezuelan President Nicol'as Maduro's wife were arrested in Haiti in 2015. Lawyers for both defendants had asked for a shorter sentence of 10 years, while...

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