Interpol seizes 200 kilograms of Latin American-made narcotics
By Dialogo February 06, 2013
LYON, France – A total of 200 kilograms (440.92 pounds) of methamphetamine, cocaine and LSD were seized in four clandestine laboratories during a major operation conducted by Interpol in Latin America and the Caribbean, the law enforcement agency said on Feb. 5.
Held in conjunction with the World Customs Organization and the International Narcotics Control Board, the operation, dubbed “Icebreaker,” occurred during several weeks in late 2012 in 11 countries – Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama.
The operation led to 25 arrests and the seizure of US$2 million and more than 360 tons of chemicals used to manufacture drugs.
The operation was coordinated by Interpol’s regional office in the Salvadoran capital of San Salvador, Interpol said in a prepared statement.
[AFP (France), 05/02/2013; El Universal (Mexico), 05/02/2013; Interpol (France), 05/02/2013]