The DEA awaiting the extradition of Tigre Bonilla

Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

The main partners and collaborators of Juan Antonio Hernández are on the list of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

In the co-conspirators section of Tony Hernandez, la DEA Name the men close to the sentenced person and what has happened to each of them.

What the DEA regrets in the letter is that “the Government of Honduras has not extradited Cálix Hernández, Bonilla Valladares or Urbina Soto.”

Mario José Cálix Hernández is the former vice mayor of Gracias, Lempira. According to DEA reports, the crimes charged against him are conspiracy to import drugs and obtain large-caliber weapons for their trafficking. The extradition request has already been issued by the United States Government.

Second on the DEA list is Juan Carlos Tigre Bonilla Valladares, former director of the Honduran National Police.

The District Attorney for the Southern District of New York He charged him in April 2020 with conspiring to import cocaine into the United States and weapons-related crimes involving the use and possession of machine guns and destructive devices.

According to the DEA file, El Tigre Bonilla, a former head of the National Police, allegedly abused his positions in law enforcement to play a key role in a violent international drug trafficking conspiracy, said the fiscal federal Geoffrey S. Berman.

“Bonilla Valladares supervised the transshipment of multi-ton cocaine shipments bound for the United States. He used machine guns and other weapons to achieve this and participated in acts of extreme violence. Among these acts was the murder of a rival trafficker, to promote the conspiracy ”.

Between 2003 and 2020, several drug trafficking organizations in Honduras and elsewhere worked together, and with the support of certain prominent public and private individuals, including Honduran politicians and law enforcement officials, prosecutors say.

So far the Supreme Court of Justice of Honduras has not confirmed if there is an order extradition for the Bonilla Tiger.

The other one the DEA is waiting for is former mayor Yoro Arnaldo Urbina Soto, sentenced in Honduras to 16 years in prison for money laundering. Urbina Soto was arrested on July 27, 2014 for presuming him responsible for drug trafficking, but in Honduras he was acquitted for this crime.

A judge has already authorized his extradition to the United States, but he must first serve his sentence in this country. They are also accused Carlos Fernando and Miguel Ángel Urbina Soto.

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