Honduran ex-President Zelaya Stopped at Airport with Bag of Money

Zelaya, who led Honduras from 2006 to 2009 and was an ally of late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, was deposed by the military in June 2009.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Former Honduran president Manuel Zelaya said on Friday, November 27th, that he had been “unjustly” detained at the Central American nation’s Toncontin international airport for carrying US$18,000 in cash, which he said was not his.

“I don’t know the origin of that money. Obviously someone must have put it in my belongings. I have traveled 400 times and I know that you cannot travel with that amount of money. It is necessary to investigate who put that money in my belongings,” Zelaya told local media.

Earlier, he wrote on Twitter that he . . .

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