Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny/Cloudy    30 / 17   City Forecast


Honduran authorities seize 400 kg of cocaine


10:24, May 08, 2012

TEGUCIGALPA, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Honduran police and army forces Monday seized at least 400 kg of cocaine in the jungle, but failed to capture the drug traffickers who managed to escape in a plane, a spokesman from the Public Security Ministry said.

The joint army and police operation was conducted in La Mosquita in northeastern Honduras, said Hector Ivan Mejia. The drug had been wrapped in 15 bales and was confiscated after being unloaded from a light aircraft.

During the operation, the authorities clashed with the drug traffickers, who managed to escape in the aircraft, said Mejia.

Honduran police also seized two vehicles the traffickers apparently intended to use to transport the drugs.

In the first 10 months of last year, Honduran authorities confiscated 11.6 tons of illicit drugs with an estimated street value of 550 million U.S. dollars.


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. "Story of Dragon" fashion show held in Beijing

  2. China's first deep-water rig to drill in South China Sea

  3. Over 1000-year-old Shanggantang Village

  4. China launches Tianhui I-02 mapping satellite

Most Popular


  1. Relax high-tech restrictions
  2. Overseas investment yields not nation's priority
  3. A neutral US helpful to stability in S China Sea
  4. Tourism authority warns of low-cost package tours
  5. Have you felt anxious recently?
  6. Central bank's rise comes at economy’s expense
  7. How to deal with 70,000 boxes of defective Coke?
  8. Foreign airlines optimistic about Chinese market
  9. Stagflation poses real threat to economic growth
  10. EU commissioner looks to increase investment

What's happening in China

Five blocks of red tide detected in waters near Rizhao, Shandong

  1. Flood leaves 3 dead, 1 missing in NW China
  2. Help for boy who wasn't taught to speak
  3. First charity fair to be held in Shenzhen
  4. Aviation industry sees profits shrink
  5. Experts predict slowing export growth

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai