Increased cocaine seizures in Honduras and Guatemala

The number of airstrips that have been destroyed so far in 2020 has increased compared with 2019 in both Honduras and Guatemala. Thirty-one airstrips in Honduras have been destroyed so far this year and 2,830kg of cocaine have been seized (up on 2,218kg for the whole of 2019). Guatemalan forces have destroyed 15 airstrips and seized 20 drug planes so far in 2020. Fifteen of the planes that were seized were jets indicating that drug traffickers are using improved technology to transport drugs across borders.