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June 28, 2024

Former Honduran president sentenced to 45 years in prison on drug trafficking charges

Former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has been sentenced to 45 years in prison on charges of drug trafficking. He was found guilty of utilizing his political power to facilitate drug trade, leading to the mass proliferation of cocaine into the United States. Hernandez's arrest and subsequent conviction is considered a massive victory against corruption and drug trafficking operations in Central America. However, the event is also a major political scandal for Honduras. Despite Hernandez's allegations about political conspiracies against him, the court upheld the charges based on substantial evidence linking him to drug cartels, including direct testimonies, monetary transactions, and erratic official decision-making favoring drug traffickers.