Monday, 17 May 2021

Honduran Air Force seizes drug trafficking planes

The Honduran Air Force seized two light aircraft suspected of involvement in drug trafficking to the United States, the armed forces said in a statement on Monday.

The statement said that the aircraft were found in Mosquitia in the eastern Gracias a Dios region by an Air Force patrol that had discovered a hidden landing strip. The two planes – a white Caravan 208 and blue and white King Air – were in good condition.

The armed forces also found containers, fuel pumps and batteries that “were going to be used by criminal gangs in drug trafficking,” the statement added. Gracias a Dios is an isolated region accessible only by air or sea, making it ideal for clandestine operations such as drug trafficking.

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