Alleged associate of Honduran president convicted of drug trafficking in US

New York (AFP) – A New York jury found an alleged associate of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez guilty of drug trafficking on Monday following a two-week trial. Geovanny Fuentes Ramirez was convicted of three counts, including one of weapon possession, after a day and a half of deliberations in a Manhattan federal court. During the trial, US prosecutors said Hernandez had helped Fuentes smuggle tons of cocaine into the United States — an allegation the Honduran president denies. New York prosecutor Jacob Gutwillig told the court that Hernandez was paid a $25,000 bribe by Fuentes. Her…

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