Former Honduran footballer Oscar “Pescado” Bonilla arrested; He is accused of drug trafficking

Honduran footballer Oscar “Pescado” Bonilla Funes, accused in his country of drug trafficking, He was captured this Saturday, Security Minister Gustavo Sanchez announced on social networks.

“Bonilla fish caught. We are progressing!” Sanchez indicated in a short message.

Bonilla’s capture was recorded in Municipality of Tela, Atlantis Department in the Caribbean Sea of ​​Honduras, said Security Secretariat spokesman Miguel Martinez.

According to the indictment against “Pescado” Bonilla, who played in the first division of football in Honduras, He led a gang called Los Halcones, which was involved in drug trafficking. a native of Colombia who moved between the departments of Gracias a Dios, Atlántida and Cortes (all three are in the Honduran Caribbean).

Photo: Public Ministry of Honduras

In a statement, the prosecutor’s office announced the transfer of Bonilla to Tegucigalpa and indicated that he was accused of aggravated crime related to drug trafficking.

On September 29, 2023, Honduran drug authorities reported that Bonilla was wanted who will lead a gang of drug traffickers in the Caribbean.

The intended group received “large shipments of drugs on the high seas on speedboats” who came “from the Colombian shores”, who then hid the goods in safe places in Mosquitia, thank God,” the prosecutor’s office indicated then.

According to the same source, the group gradually moved drugs to Atlantis and Cortez, by sea until it completes the land route to the western part of the country on the border with Guatemala.

Photo: Public Ministry of Honduras

To the Falcons 622 kilograms of cocaine were seized from them. the first seizure of 374 packages in Punta Isopo on November 17, 2021 and the second seizure of 248 caches in Esparta on February 16, 2022, Honduran authorities said.

Honduran territory is used by South American drug traffickers who Drug shipments are sent by air, sea and landmainly cocaine, into the United States.

Last Thursday, the President of Honduras said that in 2023 Authorities have destroyed more than three million coca plants. and they seized 570 kilograms of cocaine and 740 kilograms of fentanyl.

(according to information from EFE And Aristegui News)

Source: Aristegui Noticias