The Venezuelan ambassador in Honduras, Claudio Sandoval, explained exclusively to the National Communication Center (CCN), the international actions that are being carried out to dismantle the Los Soles Cartel, protected by Maduro’s dictatorship.
“The business of the Los Soles Cartel is fundamentally about transport, its job is to receive the drugs produced, mostly in Colombia and take them to Central America,” Sandoval said during an interview with CCN Radio.
The diplomatic representative explained that once the drugs arrive in Venezuela “basically, the planes leave from the states of Zulia and Apure. In Zulia the runways are near the Colombian border, and this is the same in the Venezuelan high Apure, which borders the Colombian Arauca”.
In this sense, he specified the approximate route followed by these planes, “they take off heading north and at the 15th parallel they turn left until they meet the Central American Caribbean coasts of Honduras, Belize and Guatemala. They leave between 5 and 6 p.m. and arrive in Honduras around midnight.”
“We’re mostly talking about Cessna-type drug planes loaded with 500 or 600 kilos of drugs. These areas of Honduras and Nicaragua, where there are also landings, are called La Mosquitia, which is a practically unpopulated area,” he added.
The government of Honduras recently passed a law to combat the Los Soles Cartel because all drugs entering Honduras by air are transported from Venezuela.
“On the other hand, let’s not forget that the narco-terrorist regime of Nicolás Maduro has been using Honduras as a bridge for drugs, whose final destination is the United States,” explained the Venezuelan ambassador.
Finally, he said that with these actions “the regime kills two birds with one stone: On the one hand it benefits from the lucrative business of drug trafficking, obtaining resources to stay in power, and on the other hand it attacks the United States trying to damage the social fabric of that nation. The latter is the ideological and moral justification in which the Sunshine Cartel takes refuge,” he ended.