Nicaraguan Army Seizes Coca Shipment from Colombians and Hondurans

By Dialogo
January 28, 2011

The Nicaraguan Army seized 1.6 tons of cocaine that Colombian and Honduran drug traffickers threw into the sea while being chased by a military patrol, the Army’s press office announced on 26 January.

A first seizure of 1,000 kg took place on 24 January during an anti-drug operation in the community of Tasbapaunie in Nicaragua’s South Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAS), and another 643 kg were found the following day by Navy divers “trawling for the drugs” at sea, the note added.

Three Colombians and three Hondurans were arrested in Monday’s operation, and a speedboat in which they tried to escape was confiscated.