AP Sources: Alleged Maduro co-conspirator is in DEA custody

MIAMI (AP) — Four people familiar with the case say a retired Venezuelan army general indicted alongside Nicolás Maduro has surrendered in Colombia and is being taken by Drug Enforcement Administration agents to New York for arraignment. Cliver Alcalá has been an outspoken critic of Maduro for years, but he was charged Thursday with allegedly running a narcoterrorist conspiracy that U.S. prosecutors say turned the Venezuelan state into a platform for violent cartels and Colombia rebel groups. At the time, around 2008, Alcalá was a close aide to the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.