Cachiros

The Cachiros were one of Honduras' largest transport groups, with a net worth close to $1 billion. Made up of a family of former cattle rustlers, the organization became a major player in the movement of cocaine between Colombian and Mexican organizations.

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CACHIROS / 16 APR 2021

A string of bumper cocaine seizures on the Honduras Atlantic has provided a stark reminder of the region's importance in…

CACHIROS / 31 MAR 2021

A judge in the United States sentenced the brother of Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández to life in prison for…

CACHIROS / 23 MAR 2021

Usually loath to name sitting presidents in criminal cases, prosecutors in the United States have made an exception for Honduran…

CACHIROS / 15 MAR 2021

Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández once again stole the limelight in a major drug trafficking trial in the United States,…

CACHIROS / 27 JAN 2021

Authorities in Honduras have revealed in recent months million-dollar money laundering operations connected to the Cachiros, indicating that vestiges of…

CACHIROS / 13 JAN 2021

It was in 2012 that former Honduran congressman Fredy Renán Nájera Montoya agreed to provide Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa Cartel with…

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