The latest case was Tuesday night when anti-drug police inspected a tractor trailer loaded with candy heading from Panamá into Nicaragua. They found 224 kilos of cocaine hidden in a compartment in the trailer.
The Guatemalan operator of the Honduran-registered vehicle, identified by the last names of Pacheco Godoy, was taken into custody. He was jailed to await an interview with a prosecutor. He is 51.
Anti-drug agents have found false walls in trailers behind which were stashes of cocaine. Recently they found cocaine hidden in the roof of a truck cab and even in the tires of another vehicle. So far this year, the Policía de Control de Drogas said its agents have confiscated 8,600 pounds of cocaine at the border crossing and at other points in the country.