December 22, 2014
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) - Honduras authorities say the National Police have busted a cocaine laboratory hidden in a remote, mountainous region near the Atlantic coast as part of their U.S.-backed anti-drug efforts in Central America.
Honduran Minister of Public Safety Ivan Mejia says a six-month investigation led agents Tuesday to the lab, where they found 500 kilograms of cocaine and the paste used to make cocaine. Mejia says authorities also seized barrels containing toxic chemicals used to make the drug, including hydrogen peroxide, potassium permanganate and activated carbon.
The lab had underground tanks used to hide money and drugs. Above ground were dryers, stoves and other laboratory equipment. No one arrested.
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