The Cape Verde government has approved the extradition to the US of Colombian businessman Alex Saab who was recently arrested whilst the private jet he was flying in was refuelling in the African island republic.

He is allegedly a close ally of Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro, and investigators in Miami said they wanted Saab to face federal money-laundering charges accusing him of bribing Venezuelan government officials and funnelling more than US$350 million into overseas accounts (Trade Based Financial Crime, 24 June 2020).

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