A US court has charged the brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández with drug smuggling and weapons offences, which he denies.
Prosecutors accuse Juan Antonio Hernández of conspiring with others to smuggle large quantities of cocaine to the US over a 12-year period.
He is suspected of providing heavily-armed security for the drug shipments.
The network is said to have operated in Colombia, Honduras and Mexico using planes, speedboats and a submarine.
Mr Hernández, who is a 40-year-old former congressman, was arrested on 23 November in Miami, Florida. He faces four separate charges and up to life in prison on three of the charges.