U.S. extradition jet for Hondura's Hernandez due later on Thursday

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Honduran ex-president Hernandez to be extradited to U.S. this week

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - A U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) plane due to be used for the extradition of former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez is set to arrive in Honduras at 1 p.m. local time (1900 GMT), police in the country said on Thursday.

A top Honduran official had said previously that the plane was due to land at 7.00 a.m.

Hernandez, who was president from 2014-2022, has been accused in the United States of accepting millions of dollars in bribes in exchange for protecting alleged drug traffickers from investigation and prosecution.

He has denied the allegations.

(Reporting by Tomas Bravo; writing by Dave Graham, editing by Stephen Eisenhammer)

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