Drug Abuse in the Global Village
Drug Abuse in the Americas

Supply Sources of Drugs in Central America


No information reported by 31st December 1993.

There is considerable cannabis production along the Guatemalan border. El Salvador is reported not only a drug producer, but a bridge for trafficking as well (MEMORIS DE LABORES 1991).


Colombians play a leading role in cocaine trafficking through Guatemala. Most of the cocaine is brought by light aircraft, with loads varying from 200-1000 kg for every shipment. Traffickers have the advantage that Guatemala has very little radar capability and is geographically located halfway between the USA and Colombia (WIM 1992)


Cocaine enters the country through Puerto Cortיs, Islas de la Bahia and Puerto Castilla in the Atlantic Ocean, and via the airports of Toncontin and Ramףn Villeda Morales of Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula. Cannabis is cultivated in the country, but also comes from Guatemala by sea in transit to the USA (U.N. 1988).


No information reported by 31st December 1993.



No information reported by 31st December 1993.