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Calderón: Drugs Increasingly Shipped Through Guatemala, Honduras

GUATEMALA / 12 NOV 2010 BY INSIGHT CRIME EN

Mexican President Felipe Calderon announced that authorities have detected a change in flights carrying cocaine shipments from South America, which are increasingly landing in Honduras instead of Mexico, reported El Salvador's El Mundo.

Although the exit points for illicit drugs are the same, the routes have changed, moving from the Pacific to the Atlantic.  In a speech delivered to the Inter American Press Association, Calderón said that the first changes to landing patterns occurred in the past few years, when flights began to arrive in the Petén, a remote tropical zone in the north of Guatemala, and added that since 2009 they have mostly landed in Honduras.

The president cited a lack of capacity to combat drug trafficking in countries across Central America, stating "the situation in the region worries me."   

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