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US prosecutors say Honduras President helped send cocaine to Americans

January 11, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Juan Orlando Hernandez, Honduras's president, speaks during the CEO Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, on Thursday, April 12, 2018. The conference brings together leading CEOs and heads of state from the Americas region to analyze opportunities to promote economic growth and investment. Photographer: Guillermo Gutierrez/Bloomberg via Getty Images

US federal prosecutors say Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández helped an alleged drug trafficker deliver thousands of kilos of cocaine to the United States in exchange for hefty bribes -- a claim the Honduran Presidency rejected on Sunday as "100% false."

(CNN)US federal prosecutors say Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández helped an alleged drug trafficker deliver thousands of kilos of cocaine to the United States in exchange for hefty bribes -- a claim the Honduran Presidency rejected on Sunday as "100% false. "

"In approximately 2013 and 2014, CC-4 promised to protect [Fuentes] from arrest and extradition; promised to help the defendant transport cocaine with the assistance of Honduras's armed forces; said he wanted to use the defendant's Laboratory because of its proximity to a key shipping port; directed the defendant to work with Tony Hernández (CC-4's brother) with respect to drug-trafficking activities; and stated that he was going to "shove the drugs right up the noses of the gringos," the document reads.

Hernández supposedly accepted drug money from a Geovanny Daniel Fuentes Ramirez, or gave protection or coordination to drug traffickers is 100% false, and appears to be based on lies of confessed criminals who seek revenge and to reduce their sentences," read a tweet from the President's Office.

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