Venezuela turns over major drug suspect to U.S.

Venezuela has deported a top Colombian drug trafficking suspect to the United States, where he will face charges of shipping tons of cocaine to the U.S.

The man, Maximiliano Bonilla Orozco, was turned over Thursday to U.S. authorities at an airport in Caracas, where he was led aboard a plane.

Orozco, who also goes by the name Valenciano, was arrested last month in central Venezuela. The United States had put out a $5 million award for information leading to his capture.

Orozco is accused of shipping tons of cocaine to the United States with the help of a Mexican drug cartel. He allegedly used legitimate companies as fronts to conceal the drug shipments.

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