(NDJ) – Columbia still is the land of cocaine origin but a huge cocaine bust in Honduras has investigators worried their country has become a major drug trafficking hub.
NDJ World | Published: Nov 30 2012 South America→World News
15 tons of cocaine, valued at over $US450 million, where found in an underground storage below a land partial in Santa Rita, northern Honduras.
Local paper La Prensa states this is the largest drug bust ever to take place in Honduras.
The raid included Honduran soldiers armed to the teeth. 8 people were arrested including to Colombian pilots, an agent and an immigration official.
A lab to process the cocaine was also found on the land. Authorities believe the lab was flown in from Venezuela by private jet.
Most cocaine entering Honduras is shipped to the United States.
The country of just 8 million people, is one of the most violent places on earth because of cocaine trafficking.
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