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President of Honduras helped smuggle tons of cocaine into US — prosecutor

Honduras' President Juan Orlando Hernandez speaks at the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington on March 24, 2019. (Screen capture/AIPAC)
Honduras' President Juan Orlando Hernandez speaks at the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington on March 24, 2019. (Screen capture/AIPAC)

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez helped smuggle tons of cocaine into the United States, a US prosecutor says, at the trial of an accused drug trafficker.

That accused trafficker, Geovanny Fuentes, bribed the president with $25,000 in cash and this made Fuentes “untouchable,” prosecutor Jacob Gutwillig says, in opening arguments at the trial of the accused drug lord.

The president, says the prosecutor, “made the defendant bulletproof.”

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