BBC NEWS | Americas | Venezuela 'fuelling drugs trade'
Thoughts?Corruption in Venezuela's government and military is allowing drug trafficking into the US to flourish, a US congressional report has said.
Venezuela provides "a safe haven" for Colombian armed groups operating along its border, the report says.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has dismissed the report's findings, labelling it "a new lie" from the US.
The US says the annual flow of Colombian cocaine through Venezuela quadrupled between 2004 and 2007.
The report, by the Government Accountability Office, which is an arm of Congress, says corruption in Venezuela has extended a "lifeline" to Colombian rebels who profit through the drugs trade using sanctuaries along the border.