Spain’s high court rules against US request to extradite Venezuelan ex-general

The US believes Carvajal will share incriminating information about Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. (File photo: AP)

Spain's High Court has ruled that the government should refuse a request from the United States that it extradite Venezuela’s former military intelligence chief, the court said on Monday.

Former general Hugo Carvajal was arrested on drug trafficking charges by Spanish police in April at the request of Washington, which believes he will share incriminating information about current Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro.

Carvajal, an ally of Venezuela's late leader Hugo Chavez, has turned against Maduro.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:00 - GMT 07:00