Authorities will send more military and police personnel to Alta Verapaz, El Progreso, Izabal
, Peten and Zacapa provinces, a drug-trafficking corridor that runs from the Honduran to Mexican borders.
U.S.-funded drug demand reduction programs consisting of awareness and training efforts directed towards community and government leaders, educators, parents, and students, targeted 157,000 people in 42 municipalities in the departments of Guatemala City, Izabal
, Jutiapa, Zacapa, Santa Rosa, Retalhuleu, Quetzaltenango, and San Marcos.
The Fenix mine and processing plant are located in eastern Guatemala, in the state of Izabal
. The plant is 6 km west of the city of El Estor, on the north shore of Lake Izabal