Two aircraft delivered to Honduras to fight Drug trafficking by USA!

Maule" MXT-7-180

Maule" MXT-7-180

This Wednesday Honduras received two planes donated by the United States, among other things, for combating drug trafficking, and on November 17 will receive two more, officials said.

The two aircraft “Maule” MXT-7-180 were received at the base of the Honduran Air Force (HAF), located at the airport Tonconctín, south of Tegucigalpa, the commander of that branch of the Armed Forces of Honduras, General Ruiz Pastor.

“These aircraft will help to meet the needs we have,” said Pastor, who announced that on November 17 two more aircraft will arrive.

For his part, Chief of Plans and Programs of the U.S. Southern Command, Jorge Aldana said, “These planes were chosen for multiple uses, (they), humanitarian assistance, (fight) against narcotics, search and rescue.”

With 90% of the cocaine consumed in the United States passes through Central America, according to U.S. officials, and the cartels have managed collaboration of fishermen and villagers, which has high local drug traffic and consumption and homicide rates.