Honduran president denies drug trafficking accusations

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – The drug trafficking accusations against Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez are “100%” false, the president’s office said on Thursday, after U.S. prosecutors announced drug trafficking charges against a former chief of the Honduran National Police.

Hernandez has not been charged with a crime, but U.S. prosecutors and witnesses at the trial of his brother, Tony Hernandez, have implicated him in drug trafficking and taking bribes.

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