U.S. sanctions Venezuelan vice president Tareck El Aissami for drug trafficking

Venezuela Vice President Tareck El Aissami was included in a US Treasury Department list of drug trafficking collaborators.

A White House source reportedly confirmed El Aissami is on the list for allegedly playing a significant role in international drug trafficking.

Media outlets have been reporting that his involvement means the Treasury Department will freeze any assets that he has in the United States, and prevent entry.

His visa will be voided, banning him from performing financial or commercial transactions with US institutions as well.

The Treasury Department’s report also involves Samark López Bello, who is accused of being the figurehead for El Aissami. Bello owns about a dozen companies that are linked to the Venezuelan vice president.