Honduran President And Military Agree To Reinforce Fight Against Drug Trafficking
By Dialogo February 18, 2010I wish the guerilla fighters would understand that the Colombian people do not want them, and that they would stop making such a mess. If they want to seize power they should do it electorally. In reality they are a bunch of cowards that attack defenseless settlements. I congratulate the President of Colombia for taking a serious attitude towards the street trash that call themselves guerrillas, those who want easy money, mistreating the long suffering people of Colombia. Burn them, Colombian Army. Salutations
Honduran president Porfirio Lobo and the high command of the armed forces
agreed to strengthen the fight against drug trafficking in light of the increase in
this criminal activity, official sources announced.
“We have received the administration’s support for our already-existing
programs because we are worried about problems like drug trafficking,” the
inspector-general of the Air Force, Ruiz Pastor Landa, told the press upon leaving a
meeting held at the President’s House.
The military commanders were led by the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
Gen. Romeo Vásquez.
Landa said that the members of the armed forces expressed to the president
their concerns about the increase in drug-trafficking activity in the country and
asked for support to install radar equipment in order to detect the clandestine
flights of “narco-planes.”
“The president of the Republic is very well disposed toward helping the armed
forces so that we can move forward,” the high-ranking military officer
A total of forty-nine small planes landed and were then burned or suffered
accidents in different regions of Honduras last year, and on Tuesday an airstrip
used by drug traffickers was discovered in the La Masica region of Atlántida
department, about 500 km north of the capital.
About seven tons of illegal drugs were seized last year by the combined
forces of Honduras and the United States, but the U.S. embassy in Tegucigalpa
estimates that about one hundred tons of drugs pass through Honduran territory,
waters, or airspace annually on the way from South to North America.