(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."
US prosecutors say Honduras President helped send cocaine to Americans
A motion submitted Friday by prosecutors in the Southern District of New York details new evidence in a case against alleged drug trafficker Geovanny Fuentes Ramírez, including witness testimony of alleged transactions and promises made between Fuentes and Hernández in 2013 and 2014.
The Honduran president is not identified by name in the motions. He is referred to as "CC-4" and clearly identified by descriptions of his campaign for president and by the naming of his brother.
He vowed to "shove the drugs right up the noses of the gringos," referring to Americans, the document alleges.
Hernández has not been charged. He confirmed in 2019 that he had been investigated by the US Drug Enforcement Administration, and has repeatedly d