2012-07-06

Honduran Authorities Incinerate 456 Kilos of Cocaine

Honduran Police personnel prepare the incineration of 456 kg of cocaine seized in June 2012. (Photo: AFP/Orlando Sierra)

Honduran Police personnel prepare the incineration of 456 kg of cocaine seized in June 2012. (Photo: AFP/Orlando Sierra)

AFP

On July 4, Honduran authorities incinerated 456 kilos of cocaine recently seized in joint operations with agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), AFP reporters have confirmed.

The burning of the drugs at the Tegucigalpa municipal garbage dump was the responsibility of law-enforcement authorities, the National Directorate for the Fight against Drug Trafficking (DNLCN), and the police.

According to the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the cocaine was seized on June 22 in Ahuás, in the department of Gracias a Dios (in eastern Honduras), and on June 13 between Gualaco and San Esteban, in the department of Olancho (in central Honduras), and in the city of Comayagua, in the department of the same name (in west-central Honduras).

According to U.S. authorities, approximately 90 percent of the drugs that reach that country’s market circulate through Central American countries, originating in South America, for which reason it offers aid to the region’s Governments for the fight against narcotics trafficking.

Do you like this article?

32Rating no
Add Your Comment Comment Policy
*denotes required field

Fri Apr 18 00:18:59 2014

Poll

Do you consider Organized Crime a threat to stability in your country?

View results