Washington DC, March 27 -- : US Attorney General William Barr on Thursday announced that the US is pressing criminal charges against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for allegedly facilitating drug trafficking into their country and offered a reward of USD 15 million for information leading to his arrest.

"Today's announcement is focused on rooting out the extensive corruption within the Venezuelan government - a system constructed and controlled to enrich those at the highest levels of the government," Attorney General Barr said, as quoted by the Voice of America.

"The Venezuelan regime, once led by Nicolas Maduro Moros, remains plagued by criminality and corruption," Barr said.

The Justice Department said in a press release that eac...