A Honduran drug boss was sentenced to 33 years in prison on Thursday for leading a drug trafficking organization that smuggled at least thousands of kilos of cocaine into the United States over the last decade.
58-year-old Arnulfo Fagot-Maximo (photo above) led an organization based in the La Mosquitia region of the Department of Gracias a Dios, Honduras. His organization was a critical link between Colombian cocaine suppliers and other major Honduran traffickers.
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Colombian cocaine by “go fast” boat or submarine
For over a decade, Fagot-Maximo received cocaine along the Mosquitia coast from Colombia by “go fast” boats, small aircraft, and submersible vessels in quantities ranging from a few hundred to several thousand kilograms per delivery.
Most of this cocaine was transferred to the Montes-Bobadilla organization in Francia, Honduras, where it was received by other traffickers. Eventually the cocaine was transported by land through Honduras and Guatemala, and then it was delivered to the Mexican cartels for importation into the United States. Fagot-Maximo received tens of millions of dollars in U.S. currency for the sale and delivery of this cocaine.
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