— New Law Gives Authorities Expanded Ability to Combat Narco-Trafficking
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, May 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Honduran Congress has approved a new aerial interdiction law designed to further enhance the country´s ability to combat narco-trafficking in the country and throughout the Western Hemisphere. The new law was championed by President Juan Orlando Hernandez and passed during virtual session of the National Congress on Thursday, May 14,2020.
The purpose of the new law is to establish the rules and procedures for the location, identification, tracking, and interception of illegal aircraft. It allows Honduran officials to employ aircraft tracer cartridges on planes that are reasonably suspected of being primarily engaged in illicit drug trafficking, It will facilitate cooperation with other countries in the region and gives authorities