The U.S. National Security Investigations Agency (HSI) seized 81 luxury vehicles worth approximately $ 3.2 million in Florida on Wednesday, which were supposed to be sent to Venezuela in violation of Washington’s sanctions against Caracas.
HSI agents told the Miami Herald that the cars were supposed to be sent to Venezuela by a smuggling network led by Venezuelan businessman Raul Gorrin, who was accused of money laundering in a Miami court.
“This is a drop in the bucket,” HSI special agent Anthony Salisbury told the US newspaper. It is not yet known how many cars would have been sent to Venezuela through this network, which the US had examined in the spring as a result of a breath from Colombia.
“These cars were designed for kleptocrats like Gorrín and his staff to live their millionaire lives while people in Venezuela are starving,” said Salisbury.