U.S. Prosecutors Charge Honduran President’s Police Ally in Drug Ring

Manhattan federal prosecutors have charged the former chief of the Honduran National Police in a…

Manhattan federal prosecutors have charged the former chief of the Honduran National Police in a cocaine-trafficking conspiracy case, part of a sweeping investigation into drug-world corruption in Honduras that also implicates the country’s president.

In a complaint unsealed Thursday in Manhattan federal court, prosecutors and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said Juan Carlos Bonilla Valladares used his position as a high-ranking law-enforcement official to protect a group of politically connected drug traffickers….