Guatemala discovers cocaine production facilities

The Guatemalan military has announced the discovery of several coca plantations in a mountainous area of eastern Guatemala. Until now it was thought that, although involved in cocaine trafficking, Guatemala was not a cocaine producing country. The discovery of several coca plantations and processing laboratories was made after the military was granted emergency powers following the murder of three soldiers by drug traffickers.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-guatemala-drugs/guatemala-joins-ranks-of-cocaine-producers-as-plantations-and-labs-emerge-idUSKBN1W428F