The DEA waiting for ‘El Tigre’ Bonilla, Mario Cálix and Urbina Soto

NEW YORK, USA.- The main partners and collaborators of Juan Antonio “Tony” Hernández are on the waiting list of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

In the section of “co-conspirators of ‘Tony’ Hernandez “, the give makes it clear who are the men close to the sentenced brother of the president Juan Orlando Hernandez and what has happened to each of them.

The give regrets in the letter that “the government of Honduras he has not extradited Cálix Hernández, Bonilla Valladares or Urbina Soto ”.

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Who are these actors that the US administration eagerly demands to continue scrutinizing the mafias that control drug trafficking in Honduras?

According to reports from the give, Mario José Cálix Hernández is the former vice mayor of Gracias, Lempira. The crimes he is charged with are conspiracy to import drugs and obtain large-caliber weapons for trafficking. The extradition request has already been issued by the Southern District Court of New York, United States.

This is one of the key men to follow the investigation process against all those involved in the activities that he developed “Tony” Hernández, but strangely his extradition has not been carried out.

Second on the list of the give is Juan Carlos “El Tigre” Bonilla Valladares, former director of the National Police of Honduras.

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The Manhattan Federal Court charges him 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 file of the give, “El Tigre” Bonilla, former head of the National Police Honduran woman allegedly abused her law enforcement positions to play a key role in a violent international drug trafficking conspiracy, the federal prosecutor said Geoffrey S. Berman Southern District of New York.

Bonilla Valladares oversaw the transshipment of multi-ton cocaine shipments bound for the United States, used machine guns and other weapons to accomplish this, and participated in acts of extreme violence.

Among these acts was the murder of a rival trafficker to further the conspiracy.

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Between approximately 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.

These received loads of several tons of cocaine sent to Honduras from, among other places, Colombia and Venezuela via air and sea routes, and to transport drugs westward in Honduras to the border with Guatemala and eventually to USA.

The give indicates that Bonilla Valladares, in coordination with Juan Orlando Hernandez Alvarado et al., also provided members of his conspiracy with confidential law enforcement information to facilitate cocaine shipments, including information on air and maritime interdiction operations.

So far, the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) Honduras has not confirmed if there is an extradition order for “El Tigre” Bonilla.

To the other who waits for the give It is the former mayor of Yoro, Arnaldo Urbina Soto, closely linked to “Tony” Hernández according to his investigations.

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Urbina Soto has an extradition order, but to avoid being sent to the United States, a process was followed in Honduras for the crime of money laundering where he was sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Urbina Soto was arrested on July 27, 2014 for presuming him responsible for drug trafficking, but in Honduras he was acquitted for this crime.

According to the judge’s resolution, Urbina Soto will be extradited once he completes his sentence in Honduras.

On August 8, 2019, Héctor Fernández Rosa, better known as “Don H”, was sentenced to life imprisonment for, among other things, his participation in the conspiracy to import cocaine from “Tony” Hernández and for committing 18 murders.

Among the other co-conspirators of “Tony” Hernández This includes Mauricio Hernández Pineda, cousin of the Hernández brothers, and former official of the National Police. Also accused are Carlos Fernando Urbina Soto and Miguel Ángel Urbina Soto, for crimes of possession and use of firearms and drug trafficking.

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