Former President of Honduras convicted of drug smuggling | EUROtoday

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EA jury in New York has discovered former Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández responsible of conspiracy to smuggle medicine and weapons offenses. The jury introduced this on Friday in courtroom in Manhattan, the authorities introduced. The sentence will probably be introduced at a later date. Hernández faces a life sentence.

The fifty-five-year-old was President of Honduras between 2014 and 2022. Shortly after the top of his time period in workplace, he was extradited to the USA, the place he was now placed on trial. According to the indictment, he’s stated to have turned Honduras right into a “drug state” with the intention to corrupt the Central American nation's establishments and enrich himself.

The conservative politician is claimed to have helped drug smugglers – together with Mexican ex-cartel boss Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, who’s now in jail within the USA – to smuggle a whole lot of 1000’s of kilograms of cocaine by way of Honduras in direction of the USA.

Hernández all the time denied the allegations. In his opinion, the allegations are revenge by drug traffickers who he handed over to the US justice system. They lied to get agreements to cut back their sentences.