Vice President of Nicaragua, Jaime Morales Carazo and National Assembly President Rene Núñez, dismissed statements from Tegucigalpa that Nicaragua is training irregular troops to enter Honduras. Núñez said that assertions by Honduran Defense Minister are false and without proof. Morales stated that the border is a pourous transit point with few controls for illegal trafficking of lumber, cattle and people. It is perfectly feasible that armed bands of delinquents exist and that the presence of hitmen, arms and drug traffickers is reported on the Honduran side but this is not condoned by the Nicaraguan state which wants peace with its neighbors in Central America. The Nicaraguan Army also denied the accusations from Honduras.