Nicaragua Arrests Two Colombian and Two Honduran Drug Traffickers

By Dialogo
March 15, 2012

The Nicaraguan Navy arrested two Colombian and two Honduran traffickers who confessed that they had thrown more than 600 kilos of cocaine overboard, which they were transporting in a speedboat in the Caribbean, a Military source said on March 13.

The four were arrested early in the morning on March 12, off the coastal community of Dakura, in the North Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAN), 500 km east of the capital, a public-relations spokesperson for the Nicaraguan Army confirmed to AFP.

According to the source, the detainees said that they had thrown the drugs overboard “when they realized they had been detected.” The authorities did not specify what happened to the packages of cocaine.

The Honduran nationals were identified as 40-year-old Uriel Rodríguez Ramos, and 35-year-old Máximo Tito García, while the Colombian nationals are 43-year-old Gliber Litero Silva, and 34-year-old Delmor Mosquera Lemus.

The Public Prosecutor’s Office will decide whether sufficient evidence exists to try the four foreigners on narcotics-trafficking charges.

On March 4, the Navy seized two tons of drugs that they found abandoned in a speedboat on the coast, in the northern Caribbean. The individuals who were transporting the drugs succeeded in fleeing.