Juan Orlando Hernandez has been Arrested Over Drug Trafficking and Weapons Charges

Juan Orlando Hernandez got into a police vehicle was driven away then the detention comes amid an extradition request by the united states on drug trafficking and weapons charges following his arrest in the capital Honduran police paraded Hernandez in front of the media the detention came after a Honduran judge ordered the former right-wing leader’s arrest Hernandez must appear before the judge within 24 hours.

Hernandez took office in January 2014, he used a friendly supreme court to overcome Honduras constitutional ban on re-election he had won a second term in 2017 in elections marred by irregularities Hernandez was replaced by the president last month by leftist Yomara Castro a u.s embassy said that Hernandez was wanted on charges that he participated in a drug trafficking scheme between 2004 and 2022.

Juan Orlando Hernandez

He’s accused of participating in an operation to receive tons of cocaine from Colombia and Venezuela the cocaine was then to be shipped to the united states he also received millions of dollars in bribes in exchange for protecting traffickers from investigating in prosecution the firearms charges includes carrying using or aiding and betting the use of weapons including machine guns. Honduras supreme court will decide on the expedition request the process could last between two and three months last year the US sentenced Hernandez’s brother to life in prison plus 30 years for drug trafficking.

Central America’s Honduras police have arrested former president Juan Orlando Hernandez the arrest came less than three weeks after Hernandez left office the arrest follows years of allegations by u.s prosecutors of the former Honduran leaders alleged links to drug traffickers police officials gave Hernandez a bulletproof vest placed a chain between his arms and ankles as Hernandez exited his home flanked by the police shackled at the wrists and ankles.

He got into a police vehicle was driven away then the detention comes amid an extradition request by the united states on drug trafficking and weapons charges following his arrest in the capital Honduran police paraded Hernandez in front of the media the detention came after a Honduran judge ordered the former right-wing leader’s arrest Hernandez must appear before the judge within 24 hours.

Hernandez took office in January 2014, he used a friendly supreme court to overcome Honduras constitutional ban on re-election he had won a second term in 2017 in elections marred by irregularities Hernandez was replaced by the president last month by leftist Yomara Castro a u.s embassy said that Hernandez was wanted on charges that he participated in a drug trafficking scheme between 2004 and 2022.

He’s accused of participating in an operation to receive tons of cocaine from Colombia and Venezuela the cocaine was then to be shipped to the united states he also received millions of dollars in bribes in exchange for protecting traffickers from investigating in prosecution the firearms charges includes carrying using or aiding and betting the use of weapons including machine guns. Honduras supreme court will decide on the expedition request the process could last between two and three months last year the US sentenced Hernandez’s brother to life in prison plus 30 years for drug trafficking.

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