Honduran president denies drug trafficking accusations

Tegucigalpa (AFP) – Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez on Wednesday denied allegations made by a US prosecutor that he helped smuggle tons of cocaine into the United States. New York prosecutor Jacob Gutwillig said in federal court Tuesday that Hernandez was paid a $25,000 bribe by alleged drug trafficker Geovanny Fuentes, who is on trial. “How can anyone believe false testimonies that I was dealing with drug traffickers,” Hernandez wrote on Twitter. Gutwillig claimed that accountant Jose Sanchez was present at meetings in 2013 and 2014 where Honduran Fuentes paid the money to Hernandez…

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