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Tue Nov 27, 2018, 12:30 AM

Honduran President's Brother, Arrested in Miami, Is Charged With Drug Trafficking

Source: New York Times




Juan Antonio Hernández, the brother of Honduras’s president, was accused by American prosecutors of being involved in “large-scale” drug trafficking into the United States for over a decade.

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By Jeff Ernst and Elisabeth Malkin
Nov. 26, 2018

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — In a blow to President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras, American prosecutors on Monday announced drug charges against his younger brother, describing him as a “large-scale drug trafficker” who spent a dozen years moving cocaine shipments bound for the United States through Central America.

Juan Antonio Hernández, 40, was deeply involved in all aspects of the drug trade — arranging security and protection for shipments, taking bribes from traffickers, and assuring government contracts for money-laundering front companies — according to Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney in Manhattan.

Mr. Hernández was so established in trafficking, prosecutors said, that he had even had his own cocaine brand: Laboratories in Colombia and Honduras stamped packets with the initials T.H., for Tony Hernández.

He was arrested in Miami on Friday, but American officials did not provide details until Monday. The first confirmation of the arrest came from President Hernández himself on Friday, in a statement from his office that reaffirmed his government’s commitment to justice and declared that no one was above the law.


Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/26/world/americas/honduras-brother-drug-charges.html

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Tue Nov 27, 2018, 08:50 PM

1. Thanks for posting this. I lived in Honduras in 1981 and follow their news.

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