US Sanctions Venezuelan Police, Military Officials Over ‘Obstructing’ Humanitarian Aid

The US Treasury Department has hit six Venezuelan security officials with sanctions, accusing them of “obstruction of humanitarian aid deliveries.” The sanctions come just days after penalties on four allies of President Maduro. The six officials are high-ranking members of Venezuela’s police and military. Among them are National Guard Commander Richard Lopez Vargas, in charge of the officers that blocked the country’s Colombian border to US-supplied aid convoys last weekend. The remaining individuals, the Treasury said, were in some way involved with blocking the aid deliveries.