Honduras Police Incinerates More Than 5 Tons of Seized Drugs

“The drug was destroyed under the coordination of the Anti-Drug Section of the Special Prosecutor’s Office against Organized Crime (FESCCO) and the Technical Criminal Investigation Agency (ATIC),”

Honduran authorities incinerated on Thursday some 5.6 tons of cocaine seized this year in three different anti-drug operations, the country’s prosecutor said.

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“The cache was incinerated by order of the court with national jurisdiction over organized crime and corruption in the facilities of the Military Police of Public Order, in the vicinity of the Honduran capital,” the Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement.

“The drug was destroyed under the coordination of the Anti-Drug Section of the Special Prosecutor’s Office against Organized Crime (FESCCO) and the Technical Criminal Investigation Agency (ATIC),” he said.

“Prior to the destruction, experts from the Forensic Medicine Toxicological Chemical Laboratory performed a random test to confirm that the drug to be burned is cocaine hydrochloride,” he added.

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The 5,631 kilograms of incinerated cocaine were seized in three operations between February and May 2024, in which authorities captured four people for the crime of aggravated drug trafficking, the Public Prosecutor’s Office said.

Of the total amount of drugs burned, 2,835 kilos were in two intercepted boats between the sectors of Río Esteban, Palacios, Ibans and Brus Laguna, departments of Colón and Gracias a Dios, in the Honduran Caribbean.