Honduran authorities discovered a clandestine drug lab and two tons of illegal substances, prosecutors said Thursday.
"It's estimated the subterranean deposit held two tons of drugs," said Elvin Guzman, spokesman for the prosecutor's office in the northern city of San Pedro Sula, though without specifying the nature of the drugs seized.
The drug lab was found Thursday in a village lying between the towns of Santa Rita and El Negrito.
Authorities uncovered "chemical products and other substances, an electrical installation and a transformer," Carlos Vallecillo, spokesman for the prosecutor's office in Tegucigalpa, told Efe.
Nobody has been arrested so far and preliminary reports indicate the lab was producing synthetic drugs, Vallecillo said.
Honduras' Caribbean region is a major transshipment corridor for shipments of illegal drugs bound for the United States, the world's No. 1 drug-consuming nation.
Honduran authorities have intercepted around six tons of cocaine this year. EFE