Cablegate: Media Reaction On Drug Trafficking, June 24, 2003
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UNCLAS TEGUCIGALPA 001509
STATE FOR WHA/PDA (MBUCKLEY); WHA/CEN
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OIIP PREL KPAO PGOV IZ HO
SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION ON DRUG TRAFFICKING, JUNE 24, 2003
1. Article in San Pedro Sula-based liberal daily "La Prensa"
on 6/24 entitled "After transporting drugs, small plane is
burned and destroyed". "The police found a small plane
burned and destroyed in the Tinto river, close to the city
of Tocoa in the northern coast. The police believe the plane
carried about 500 kilos of cocaine."
According to the police, "Apparently, the drugs were coming
from Colombia, we have found many empty wrappings and small
amounts of cocaine. this year we have demolished three
landing fields in this region, but we have not been able to
arrest the contacts of the drug trafficking network from