October 4, 2019
“JOH” is Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez: ‘State-sponsored drug trafficking’ trial in New York City
Update #2, October 4, 2019, by Karen Spring
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What Happened Today (Oct 3)
** Three witnesses were called to the stand: Miguel Reinoso, a Honduran detective from the Attorney General’s office; a DEA agent with knowledge of drug trafficking routes in Central America; and Victor Hugo Díaz Morales “El Rojo,” a collaborating witness of the prosecution also accused of drug trafficking by US federal prosecutors.
Key Details that Surfaced Today – “JOH” is Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez
** JOH was again implicated directly in receiving drug money by details documented in “drug notebooks” (“narcolibretas”). Tony and JOH’s name were written inside the notebook next to quantities of money.
** Witness “El Rojo” testified that he trafficked 140,000 tons of cocaine with Tony Hernandez and gave JOH $40,000 for his congressional campaign. In two days of the trial, accusations of drug funding for JOH’s electoral campaigns have reached $1,040,000 USD ($1 million from El Chapo/Sinaloa cartel & $40,000 from “El Rojo”.
What Will Happen Tomorrow (Oct.4)
** Witness “El Rojo” will continue his testimony
** Likely that more witnesses will be called if “El Rojo” finishes testifying.
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