In March 2021 Swiss prosecutors decided that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute Alex Saab for money laundering, yet the US are still going after the man, in reality for circumventing the illegal US sanctions on Venezuela. Saab has been denied food, medical attention, communication with his family, denied contact with the media, and interrogated and pressured to give up details on how Venezuela violates US sanctions in order to feed its citizens. Furthermore the INTERPOL notice was issued quickly after the arrest was made, and the arrest was made in a third country where the US doesn’t have any jurisdiction, breaking international law and making this amount to an illegal kidnapping.
The real reason Saab has faced increased judicial interest from the US is because he has helped circumvent the brutal financial sanctions Trump imposed on the Venezuelan government in 2018. He has been a key facilitator of Venezuela’s relationship with other countries that enable it to survive under the US sanctions to get food and fuel. The Trump administration admitted to trying to "choke" the Venezuelan government economically to worsen the economic condition in the country to the point of regime change , which amounts to an economic siege on the country and is illegal under international law, and this has only continued into the Biden administration.
Even the UN has openly denounced US sanctions on Venezuela, Alex Saab played a key role in bypassing these illegal sanctions somewhat, but for this the US this is reason enough to concocted shadowy charges to justify his kidnap in order to coerce him into selling out Venezuela. The US is essentially angry that someone was supplying food to Venezuela, a country that the US has long been engaged in economic warfare with, but who is the US to decide what countries get to eat? The US' main goal is to deprive the country of food to bring about regime change, this is shockingly immoral and demonstrated that the Biden administration is just as willing to break international law and kidnap a foreign citizen in the name of foreign policy as Trump was. The US has ignored international law in order to kidnap the citizen of another country in the name of the “rules based order”, much in the style of a mafia boss and in complete disregard for the UN's objections, to both their sanctions and to the treatment of Alex Saab.