Honduras will extradite an alleged drug trafficker that the US demands.

Honduran Michael Powery Wood will face trial in the United States for three crimes of drug activity, according to the Honduran Supreme Court.

Honduran Michael Powery Wood will be extradited to the United States, which is demanding him for at least three crimes associated with drug trafficking, an official source reported on Friday (09/16/2022).

“First Instance extradition judge resolves: Grant the extradition of Michael Derringer Powery, a request filed by the Eastern District of Texas, USA for three crimes related to drug activity,” the Honduran Supreme Court briefly stated on the social network Twitter , without specifying the date of the delivery of the accused.

Powery Wood will face trial in the United States for “conspiracy to manufacture and distribute five kilograms of cocaine with the intent and knowledge to believe that it would be illegally imported” into that country.

The second charge is for “manufacturing and distributing said drug with the intention, knowledge and cause that the substance would be illegally imported into the northern country.” The third is for “conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine while aboard a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of the United States,” according to the indictment.

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In addition, Powery Wood, who will remain in preventive detention in a military unit in Tegucigalpa, would have been sending drugs to the United States since 2008.

An arrest warrant had been pending against the alleged Honduran drug trafficker since March 12, 2021, which was executed on August 7.

Between 2014 and so far in 2022, the Justice of the Central American country has handed over at least 33 Hondurans required by the United States for drug trafficking, including former President Juan Orlando Hernández (2014-2022) who was extradited last April.

gs (efe, The Herald)

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