Honduras: US has no drug proof against Honduran President

Honduras: US has no drug proof against Honduran President
FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2014 file photo released by the U.S. Department of Defense, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, left, listens to U.S. Marine Gen. John Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, during Hernandez's official visit to the command's headquarters in Miami, Florida. U.S. federal court documents on Tuesday, May 30, 2019 show the Honduran leader, and some of his closest advisers, were among the targets of a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation. (Juan Chiari/U.S. Department of Defense via AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Honduran government says that U.S. federal court documents show no incriminating evidence against Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, despite listing him as being a target of a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation.

Honduran officials said in a statement Thursday night that drug trafickers who had been caught and extradited to the U.S. by Hernández in 2015 falsely accused the president and some of his closest advisers of drug trafficking and money laundering activities.

It said the U.S. government found no evidence of wrongdoing by the president.

U.S. officials have made no comment, though there is no indication of charges against President Hernández.

The federal court documents were filed Tuesday in the Southern District of New York as part of pre-trial motions in the case of Hernandez’s brother Juan Antonio Hernández.