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.