Spanish police are searching for former Venezuelan intelligence chief General Hugo Armando Carvajal, who has been missing since Friday after a court ruled to extradite him to the US.
"They are currently looking for him”, a spokeswoman for Spain's national police said.
Comment on the disappearance, Carvajal's lawyer Maria Dolores said that she didn't know his whereabouts, adding that her client had "not been informed" about the arrest.
On Friday, the Criminal Chamber of the Spanish National Court ruled to extradite Carvajal after the Third Section of the same court rejected that extradition request on 16 September.
According to a 2011 indictment filed in New York, Carvajal was accused of smuggling more than 5.6 tonnes of cocaine to Colombia, later destinated for the US.