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DEA agents killed pilot of drug flight in Honduras

July 9, 2012 • World News


Honduras national policemen unload packages of cocaine that were brought to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Tuesday July 3, 2012. The cocaine was seized from a small airplane that crashed after it was being chased by military planes and helicopters of the Honduras army near the town of Los Lirios, about 217 miles (350 km) east of Tegucigalpa. One of the pilots died and the other was injured. About 1322 lbs. (600 kg.) of cocaine were seized. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The pilot of a suspected drug flight killed in an anti-narcotics operation in Honduras earlier this month was shot dead by two U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents after he refused to surrender, an agency spokeswoman said Sunday.

At the time, Honduran police said the twin-engine plane arriving from Colombia with a load of cocaine crashed while being chased by government aircraft. One pilot died in the July 3 incident and second was badly injured. Officials did not say how the death took Login to read more

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