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Honduras Court Approves Former President’s Extradition to U.S.

Juan Orlando Hernandez, center, at the headquarters of the Honduras Police in Tegucigalpa on Feb. 15.
Juan Orlando Hernandez, center, at the headquarters of the Honduras Police in Tegucigalpa on Feb. 15.Source: AFP/Getty Images

A court in Honduras authorized the extradition of former President Juan Orlando Hernandez to the U.S. to face drug trafficking charges. 

Prosecutors in the southern district of New York have accused Hernandez, who was head of state until January, of being part of a conspiracy to ship cocaine to the U.S.