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Monday, July 18, 2022

Honduras Ex-President’s Son Murdered in Professional Hit

"Socalj" for Borderland Beat

The former President's family has been linked to and convicted of drug trafficking charges with the Cachiros organization.

From InSight Crime by Parker Asmann

The early morning assassination of the son of former Honduras President Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo Sosa by a well-armed commando team has sent shockwaves through the Central American nation, as authorities work to uncover those responsible.


During the early morning of July 14, security footage showed a professional hit squad armed with high-powered weapons and bulletproof vests from the national anti-gang police (Fuerza Nacional Anti Maras y Pandillas - FNAMP) intercept Saíd Omar Lobo Bonilla, the son of the former president, and three others as the group left a nightclub in the capital city of Tegucigalpa.

While one member of the attack team stayed outside the parking complex and motioned for bystanders to move away, the four victims were removed from three luxury vehicles and murdered within 106 seconds. Afterward, the attackers left in the pickup truck they arrived in.

Police identified the other men killed as Luis Zelaya, a relative of Romeo Vásquez Velásquez, former head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces; Salomón Vásquez, the son of a retired soldier; and Norlan Rivera, Lobo Bonilla’s driver, and bodyguard.

While many people may want to harm the former president’s family, National Police Chief Gustavo Sánchez attributed the murders to the MS13 street gang. Sánchez offered no evidence to support that claim. Three arrests have been made so far in connection to the killings.

InSight Crime Analysis

Much is still unknown about those responsible and the motive behind the brutal assassinations, but the Lobo Sosa family has long been connected to organized crime in Honduras.

Lobo Sosa served as president of Honduras between 2010 and 2014 for the National Party. During that time, he was accused of accepting millions of dollars in bribes from the Cachiros drug clan, as well as directing public funds and government contracts to companies the network owned.

Cachiros leader Devis Leonel Rivera Maradiaga and his brother Javier reportedly met with Lobo Sosa at least twice while he was a presidential candidate, exchanging bribes for official protection from law enforcement and extradition to the United States.

Lobo Sosa has repeatedly denied accusations he accepted drug money from the Cachiros. But the former president’s oldest son, Fabio Lobo, was arrested in 2015 for trafficking cocaine alongside the Cachiros during the same time his father was head of state in Honduras. He later pleaded guilty to drug charges and was sentenced to 24 years in US prison.

But whether or not the MS13 street gang was behind the attack that killed Lobo Sosa’s son - and why - remains to be seen. Despite police claims that MS13 was involved, it is unclear why the gang would target the group.

That said, MS13 members have been involved in similar operations. In February 2020, more than a dozen gang members dressed in Honduran military and anti-gang police uniforms rushed a courthouse in the north of the country and freed MS13 leader Alexander Mendoza, alias “El Porky.” Four officials were killed in that military-style operation, and more than two years on, authorities have yet to re-capture Mendoza.

Recently, a former president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernadez was extradited to the United States on drug trafficking charges connected to the Sinaloa Cartel as was his brother.

32 comments:

  1. MS-13 is being framed without proof, they are the ones that did the hit. Now the police will have open season to kill ms cholos.

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    1. It's always been open season.

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    2. Its well know that Honduras Ms13 Structure has ties to the High Commands in The Sierra Madre In Sinaloa so im not surprised by these well planned missions

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    3. 6:07
      Then it is true...
      Canadians are in Mexico drug trade.
      Punjabi Indians in Mexico drug trade.
      Chinese in Mexico drug trade.
      Russians spying.
      Middle easterners drug trade.
      MS 13 in Mexico drug trade.
      Columbians Mexico drug trade.
      The person was right Mexico is becoming a 4th world country.

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    4. @645 more like Mexico is a superior transnational entity of dark commerce.

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    5. Russia just laffing at uncle sambo's drug problems which are being fed by it's allies, as they keep hold of a representative-dummy who packed weed extract like she was too entitled to be inspected & busted. Her ass doesnt matter to me, nor all of the corrupt politico's dead sons.

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    6. 10:19 you summed it up in one sentence. Now when it gets out of hand, will the Mexican president be asking for USA help or act like he has everything under control. There will come a day when gangs and cartels rule Mexico and the military.

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    7. The cartels already rule Mexico

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  2. Ms13 didn’t do this anyone that familiar with gangs knows this is to high of a task for them specially with arrest right away

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  3. Well a gang is being framed.
    They will be clearing out known ms 13 with Plata o plomo, no questions asked like they do in Brazil. Rob a bank in Brazil they kill you on the spot.

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  4. MS-13 Lives Matter!

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  5. I thought MS 13 are a bunch of street level thugs and nothing more

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  6. MS 13 is the bottom line! Here in Honduras you have some serious organised crime groups, that maybe behind this hit

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  7. Ex Presidents Sons Lives Matter.
    Shout out to El Commandante Juan Rambo .

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  8. MS-13 are a low level street gang worth a penny more than Bloods or Crips .This attack was probably carried out by ex Honduran "Tigres" Special Forces.
    By the way Honduran Spec Ops are trained by Green Berets, from the 7th Special Forces Group

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    1. Damn it playboy. Seems like you know a thing or two.

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    2. 5:30 he is right because MS 13 are a bunch of petty street level clowns like crips and bloods! I don't see this losers do hits like that

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    3. Presidents Sons Lives Matter MI commandant! Que paso?

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    4. MS-13 like Bloods and Crips are like a quote from the movie Carlitos Way

      "Chain snatching, jive-ass, mar*con motherf***ers. "

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    5. Best comment of the thread... LMFAO.

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    6. The hit was from Hunduran narcos.

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    7. JuanMarrano talking to himself with his other account.

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  9. Criminals killing criminals. Keep killing each other. Good work.

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  10. MS13 is capable of this, every gang under the 13 has a division to take people out for money… anywhere at anytime. Some gangs have youngsters who do rob and steal, bloods and crips are just petty thieves. No structure, just thieves. There is no structure or order within black gangs, these are facts. This is why the Mexicans run the streets of America. Don’t believe me, where do the drugs come from that are sold in the inner cities of Baltimore, Chicago, etc? Definitely isn’t Africa.

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    1. Bloods and Crips are behind alotta things in America its not gonna be talked about as heavy as this though.

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    2. 9:08 you absolutely right bro, them Mexicans are the strongest in the US! But I'm always wonder who brings all the heroin(not cocaine) to cities like Baltimore and Philly

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    3. 1:37 RE-PU-BLI-CANS...

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  11. I'm in stitches. Latinos here taking pride in a lame-ass, uneducated, semi-literate bunch of street thugs whereas Jews and Asians take pride into getting into Harvard and Princeton. Latinos taking pride in MS-13. This is fucking hilarious!

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    1. Asians out here crying about “stop Asian hate” and Jews getting handled everyday by the neo nazi’s.

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    2. Jews handled by Neo-Nazis? I don't think so. Alone among the human cultures, Jews manage the astonishing feat of being everywhere and nowhere at the same time. Makes it rather difficult to be "handled."

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    3. Keep insulting Latinos and your bitch ass will be in stitches.

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    4. I think 'someone' should go back to his baby ribs and chops and try to stop belittling "mexicans", because not every jewish or mexican or any other race partakes of the contraband or other illegal enterprises.

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