Honduras: Authorities seize 52 properties belonging to drug trafficking group

Posted on August 21, 2014 • Filed under: Crime, Drug Activity, Honduras, Organized Crime, Police/Military Activity

hondurasweekly.com reported authorities in Honduras have seized 52 properties belonging to one of the country’s premier drug trafficking groups — the Valle family — in a move that could represent the beginning of a larger assault on the powerful clan. On August 18, authorities seized properties belonging to siblings Luis Alfonso, Miguel Arnulfo, Digna and Deisy Valle Valle in the departments of Copán and Cortés. The operation involved over 200 police, prosecutors and personnel from the Administrative Office of Seized Assets (OABI), reported La Prensa. The properties included various residences and terrains, five estates, a farm, a hardware store, a cattle ranching business and a cafe. The residences were fitted out with luxury items, including pools, jacuzzis and bars. In one home, there was even a zone for erotic dance performances and a “mini-hotel” for housing special guests, reported El Heraldo. Read Article

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