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Venezuelan Embassy Linked to Drugs

There are few better drug fronts than an embassy. At a trail for a former diplomatic secretary charged with killing Olga Fonseca, the Venezuelan ambassador to Kenya, a former driver at the Nairobi embassy testified that the diplomatic bag was used to traffic drugs. The bag, which can take many forms, is supposed to be a secure means of transferring diplomatic items or messages, and is legally protected from search or seizure. The driver said the drugs were from the reign of Fonseca's predecessor.