Venezuelan gangster with million-dollar bounty killed, authorities say
A man accused of leading a prominent drug-running ring has been killed by authorities in northeastern Venezuela, the country's interior minister said on
Carlos Enrique Gomez Rodriguez, also known as "El Conejo" or "The Rabbit," was wanted for a string of crimes, leading police to offer $1 million for information related to his whereabouts last month.
Gomez was killed Thursday in the town of Irapa, in Sucre state, Interior Minister Remigio Ceballos said in a brief broadcast on state television.
Authorities had been tracking him for months, Ceballos added, but did not indicate whether a tipster had led them to Gomez.