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U.S. Indicts Honduran Former National Police Chief on Cocaine Trafficking Charges

HeadlineMay 01, 2020

The former national police chief of Honduras has been charged in a federal court in New York of trafficking tons of cocaine into the United States on behalf of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández and the president’s already-convicted brother. The official, Juan Carlos Bonilla, is accused of participating in “extreme violence, including the murder of a rival trafficker, to further the conspiracy.” Bonilla once worked closely with the DEA, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

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