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

In a complaint unsealed Thursday in Manhattan federal courtroom, prosecutors and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration mentioned Juan Carlos Bonilla Valladares utilised his posture as a significant-position legislation-enforcement official to safeguard a group of politically connected drug traffickers….