Son of ex-Honduran president sentenced to 24 years in prison

The son of former Honduran President Porfirio Lobo has been sentenced in New York to 24 years in prison after admitting his role in a cocaine trafficking conspiracy.

Fabio Lobo pleaded guilty in May 2016, admitting he worked with drug traffickers and Honduran police to ship cocaine into the United States. He was fined $50,000 and ordered to forfeit $267,000 at Tuesday's sentencing.

The 46-year-old confessed to a conspiracy that stretched from 2009 to 2014, nearly matching the 2010 to 2014 span when his father was president.

The charge carried a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life.

Lobo was brought to the U.S. in May 2015 to face charges he conspired to smuggle more than 5 kilograms of cocaine into the country.