Crime Fighting

News of crime fighting in Honduras. Highlights of work being performed by security officials and efforts made toward fighting crime nation-wide.

Mexican, two Hondurans Convicted for Plotting to Kill Honduran President

Mexican, two Hondurans Convicted for Plotting to Kill Honduran President

A court Honduran found a Mexican man and two Hondurans guilty of plotting to assassinate Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, who has extradited more than a dozen drug lords since taking office, a judicial spokesman and security officials said on Sunday. The Mexican, Jesus Estrada, and the two Hondurans, Victor Flores and Jose Contreras, were […]

Honduras Drug Trafficker Miguel “Chepe” Handal Sentenced to 10 Years

Honduras Drug Trafficker Miguel “Chepe” Handal Sentenced to 10 Years

A court in Honduras has sentenced drug trafficker José Miguel “Chepe” Handal to 10 years in prison, bringing to a halt a criminal career that connected organized crime with Honduran business and political elites. Handal was found guilty of drug trafficking in November last year, after prosecutors established his responsibility for a drug flight that […]

Honduras President Vows to Fight Against Drug Gangs Following Kingpin Testimony in NY Federal Court

Honduras President Vows to Fight Against Drug Gangs Following Kingpin Testimony in NY Federal Court

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez vowed Thursday to go after drug traffickers, days after a “Cachiros” Drug Cartel Narco-Boss imprisoned in the US gave explosive testimony implicating the previous president, Porfirio Lobo. Hernandez, in a national broadcast, pledged “a full-frontal fight against criminals, no matter who they are.” “Nobody is above the […]

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