Authorities grab 604 kg of cocaine in El Salvador, arrest 2

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) " Authorities in El Salvador have seized 604 kilograms (1,330 pounds) of cocaine from a go-fast boat and arrested the two men aboard following a lengthy high-seas chase.

The Salvadoran navy was assisted in the operation by anti-narcotic police agents. A man from Honduras and another from Ecuador were detained on suspicion of drug trafficking.

The Defense Ministry said Saturday that the seizure was carried out the previous day in Salvadoran waters in the Gulf of Fonseca, which it shares with neighboring Honduras and Nicaragua.

Parts of Central America are used by drug traffickers as corridors or transshipment points for narcotics from South America headed for the United States and other countries.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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