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Ex-Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández Arrested for Drug Trafficking

HeadlineFeb 16, 2022

Former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández has been arrested on drug trafficking charges and is awaiting a decision on his possible extradition to the U.S. Hernández surrendered to authorities Tuesday and was escorted from his home in the capital Tegucigalpa by police, handcuffed at the hands and feet. The U.S. government’s extradition request accuses Hernández of trafficking drugs since at least 2004. His presidential term ended less than a month ago. He was a key U.S. ally for years.

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