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FILE PHOTO: Former Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez looks on at the Police Special Forces after being detained by members of the Honduras National Police in Tegucigalpa, Honduras February 15, 2022. REUTERS/Stringer

March 17, 2022

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – A Honduran judge authorized on Wednesday the extradition of former President Juan Orlando Hernandez to the United States on drug-trafficking and firearms charges.

Hernandez, who was arrested in mid-February following the U.S. extradition request, has three days to appeal the judge’s decision, according to a judicial spokesman.

(Reporting by Gustavo Palencia, Writing by Cassandra Garrison; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

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