Guatemala: Police seize 320 tons of drug precursors

first_img GUATEMALA CITY – Drug enforcement agents from Guatemala’s National Civilian Police seized 320 tons of a chemical used to make synthetic drugs bound for Honduras. The seized cargo of monomethylene, a banned chemical, was found in a warehouse operated by the Santo Tomás de Castilla company in Puerto Barrios, a port city in the Caribbean province of Izabal, and was originally shipped from Shanghai, China, authorities said. The cargo was worth just over $6 million, police said. [ (Guatemala), 01/04/2012; (Guatemala), 02/04/2012] By Dialogo April 02, 2012last_img