1,800 kilos of cocaine were confiscated yesterday at Utila’s airstrip. The drug was brought on board a Venezuelan registered (YV2028) twin engine Cessna. This event occuredÂ under the cover of darkness.
In an unexplained series of events, the people participating in the drug drop managed to escape. They left behind the plane, two speed boats and the drugs valued at 25 million dollars.
It is now common for Venezuelan aircraft to fly in and out of honduran airspace and are suspect of carrying drugs. The last minister of aeronauticsÂ and close friend of the president (Mel Zelaya)Â authorized many Venezuelan aircraft to operate in Honduras.