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Mexico Captures Cartel's 'Link in Honduras'

HONDURAS / 27 MAY 2011 BY HANNAH STONE EN

Mexico's Marines arrested a man accused of being a Sinaloa Cartel contact in Honduras. The suspect owns shipping companies in Honduras and in Panama.

Authorities announced that Romeo Ramses Cota Lopez was captured at the port of Mazatlan in the state of Sinaloa, according to media reports.

The detainee is accused of organizing shipments of cocaine from South and Central America into the port. His business partner, Antonio Valenzuela Aguilar, was arrested in April.

Cota is suspected of being linked to some 3.5 tons of cocaine seized on a boat named "Caracol III."

Honduras officials have warned of the presence of Mexican drug trafficking organizations in their country, including the Sinaloa Cartel and the Zetas.

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