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The United States requests the extradition of a Honduran for drug trafficking

Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

The Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) confirmed this Thursday that it received an extradition request from the United States Justice against a Honduran linked to drug trafficking.

The information was made official by Melvin duarte, spokesperson for the They poderl, through official media. Duarte detailed that they received as an institution the request through the US embassy and channeled by Foreign Ministry of Honduras.

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Since 2014 they have been convicted in
United States for drug trafficking.

At the moment, the Honduran who requests USA He is not identified, for administrative and procedural reasons, the Honduran authorities detail. Although it was confirmed that he is linked to drug trafficking, a scourge that has shaken Honduran security in recent years.

“In the next few days a plenary session of magistrates from Supreme Court of Justice so that, among other things, this case is known and a magistrate appointed to carry out the corresponding extradition process, “he explains. Duarte.

Honduras, through judges of the Supreme Court of Justice, will decide whether the request for the extradition of the U.S. government proceeds against the accused. If so, he would join the Hondurans who are in prison in the United States for crimes related to drug trafficking on a large scale, which amounts to 40.

The last Honduran convicted of drug trafficking in the United States is Juan Antonio Hernández, a former congressman for Lempira and brother of the current Honduran president, Juan Orlando Hernández. He will be imprisoned for life in a New York prison, after being sentenced to life imprisonment plus 30 years.

Geovanny Fuentes, another Honduran accused of drug trafficking, was found guilty by the Southern District Court of New York, although he is still awaiting conviction.

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