TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Honduran Defense Minister Marlon Pascua shows the weapons authorities seized from 13 alleged narco-traffickers who were arrested by the Navy aboard a vessel in the Caribbean Sea last week. Naval officials also confiscated US$658,000 during the bust. (Honduran Ministry of Defense/AFP)
Guatemala: Police seize 320 tons of drug precursors
GUATEMALA CITY – Drug enforcement agents from Guatemala’s National Civilian Police seized 320 tons of a chemical used to make synthetic drugs bound for Honduras.
The seized cargo of monomethylene, a banned chemical, was found in a warehouse operated by the Santo Tomás de Castilla company in Puerto Barrios, a port city in the Caribbean province of Izabal, and was originally shipped from Shanghai, China, authorities said.
The cargo was worth just over $6 million, police said.
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