Mon, 28 Sep 98 14:29:10 -0500
Subject: HONDURAN CHILDREN TRAFFICKED TO CANADA TO SELL DRUGS
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Date: 9/24/98 12:12 PM
Report: Honduran children forced to peddle drugs in Canada
19 September 1998 Web posted at: 00:35 ART, Buenos Aires time
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) -- Honduran children are being
by drug gangs to peddle cocaine in Canadian cities, a childrens'
rights group said Friday.
Pressure group Casa Alianza said it was sending two investigators to
Canada shortly "to support investigations and the rescue of
children being exploited" there.
Casa Alianza officials said several children from the Central
American country had swallowed stones of the drug crack, derived
cocaine, and were seriously ill in Canadian hospitals after being
by Vancouver police.
"The children are being used as little mules to transport and sell
the drug," Casa Alianza's Latin American director Bruce Harris said.
The group said it suspected about 200 Honduran children ages 10-
The group added that the drug gangs had set up smuggling and
distribution networks stretching from Honduras through Mexico to the
United States and Canada.
Copyright 1998 Reuters Limited.
Casa Alianza/Covenant House Latin America
PO Box 025216, Miami FL 33102-5216 USA
Tel. in Costa Rica: +506-253-5439 or 253-6338
Fax in Costa Rica: +506-224-5689
Home page address: http://www.casa-alianza.org
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