Honduras will seek to OK joint drug patrols with Ticos

Honduras has been asked to ratify a treaty for suppression of drug trafficking in the Caribbean.

That was a topic of conversation when Honduran President Porfirio Lobo visited Monday with President Laura Chinchilla and René Castro, the foreign minster. Honduras would become the ninth country to ratify the agreement.

The pact would allow joint operations against traffickers
and allow ships from the countries involved to enter the territorial waters of their partners. The Caribbean is rapidly becoming a principal route for the seagoing drug trade. Vast sections of the Nicaragua coast as well as portions of the Costa Rican coast are in the control of drug smugglers.
Castro said that the Honduran president agreed to seek ratification of the agreement in the shortest time possible.

Both presidents just attended at session on security organized by the Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana.

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