Honduras Cracks Down on Drugs

Drug enforcement agents seized 3 million pseudoephedrine tablets that had been imported into Honduras from Bangladesh, a police spokesman said.

The seizure was made on Friday night at a house in a neighborhood in south Tegucigalpa that had been rented by a man named Manuel Valerio, the police spokesman said.

The shipment was headed to a “front pharmacy,” the police spokesman said.

The tablets may have been part of a shipment seized March 20 at Tegucigalpa’s Toncontin International Airport, the police spokesman said.

Authorities seized at least 55,100 tablets that arrived at the airport from Bangladesh via Panama.

In 2008, Honduran authorities seized more than 2.3 million pseudoephedrine tablets in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula, the two largest cities in the Central American country.

Ephedrine and pseudoephedrine are used to manufacture methamphetamine, an illegal stimulant.

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