DEA agent kills suspected trafficker in Honduras

(AP)--U.S. officials say a US Drug Enforcement Administration agent has shot and killed a suspected drug trafficker during a raid near a tiny Honduran town.

US Embassy spokesman Stephen Posivak in Tegucigalpa says the US agent was working with Honduran National Police, who arrested four other suspects and seized 792 pounds (360 kilograms) of cocaine during the operation.

Posivak says a group of people were unloading cocaine from an airplane at a remote landing strip when the law enforcement agents swooped in on helicopters. He says the US agent opened fire after the suspect reached for a gun in a holster, and the suspect died at the scene.


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