Honduras Authorities Discover Cocaine Processing Lab
By Dialogo August 30, 2012Honduras authorities discovered, on August 28, a cocaine-processing lab in the country’s Caribbean coast; about 248 miles north of the capital, AFP informed the Public Ministry Spokesman Melvin Duarte.
The official explained that “even into the evening, specialist teams were working on investigations of what was found in a house in the jurisdiction of San Francisco of Atlantis”, near the port of La Ceiba, the official said, confirming local media reports.
“So far, we have found alleged coca paste, potassium glue, caustic soda, ammonium chloride, gas (balloon) tanks, fuel barrels, stoves, ovens, craft dryers, microwaves, scales, presses and cylinders” from a drug laboratory, he said.
According to local media reports from the location of the find, the authorities found transfer documentation from Colombia in trash receptacles.
The Caribbean coast of Honduras is listed as one of the corridors that the drug traffickers use, arriving from South America in boats or planes that land on secret runways with drug shipments.
Official data indicates that 87% of the drugs destined for the United States pass through Central America.