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Honduras Will Extradite Ex-President Juan Orlando Hernández to U.S. to Face Drug Charges

HeadlineMar 18, 2022

A judge in Honduras has granted the extradition of former President Juan Orlando Hernández to the United States on drug trafficking and firearms charges. Hernández is a longtime U.S. ally who ended his presidential term less than two months ago. He’s also accused of accepting millions of dollars in bribes to shield drug traffickers from the law. In a court filing, witnesses say the ex-president said he wanted to shove cocaine “right up the noses of the gringos.”

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