The Honduran government and former President Porfirio Lobo have confirmed the arrest of Lobo's son in Haiti in an apparent anti-drug operation carried out by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Haitian authorities.

A government statement Thursday said Fabio Lobo Lobo was arrested Wednesday night in Haiti and taken to New York to appear before a judge.

Porfirio Lobo said Thursday in an interview with the government's Channel 8 television that he could not say whether his son was innocent or guilty. He said he was facing a situation that he would never wish on any parent.

Lobo said he hopes his son can prove his innocence. As a father, he added, he is very hurt.