Wednesday, November 30, 2022

El Tigre Bonilla pleads not guilty in the US

New York, USA.

Former Chief of National Police, Juan Carlos “El Tigre” Bonillapleaded not guilty to conspiring to send hundreds of kilograms of cocaine to the United States.

Since he was extradited last May, Bonilla and the prosecutor’s office have set up a series of negotiations to seek cooperation and a crime settlement.

However, still no consent And it opens the door for “El Tigre” Bonilla to face trial in Federal Court for the Southern District of New York.

If Bonilla and prosecutors do not sign the agreement, the case will go to trial in Federal Court for the Southern District of New York.

The former police chief will appear in the pre-trial hearing on September 7. On August 11, the US Attorney’s Office formalized charges against “El Tigre” Bonilla.

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The charges against the former police chief were read yesterday in Federal Court for the Southern District of New York, and his case was included in the same judicial file in which the former president appears. John Orlando Hernandez (waiting for trial), his brother Juan Antonio Hernandez (Sentence of Life Imprisonment) and Capo Giovanni Fuentes Ramirez (He is sentenced to life imprisonment).

According to the US investigation, “El Tigre” Bonilla corruptly exploited his position to facilitate cocaine smuggling and used violence, including murder, to protect the private cell from politically linked drug smugglers, with whom he called Juan. Orlando and Juan Antonio Hernandez added.

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In exchange for bribes paid with drug proceeds, Bonilla ordered members of the Honduran National Police, armed with machine guns, to pass shipments of cocaine through police checkpoints without inspection or seizure, “serious indictment against tells former police chief,

In addition, the document indicates that in coordination with Hernández Alvarado and others, he also provided members of his conspiracy with confidential law enforcement information to facilitate cocaine shipments, including information on air and maritime interdiction operations. .

Ex-police chief has been kept in jail in administrative custody New York,

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