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Drug Suspect Killed By U.S. Agent During Joint Raid

June 25 2012


A suspected drug-trafficker has been killed by a U.S. government agent in northern Honduras.

A member of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) killed the suspect Saturday during a raid on a drug-smuggling operation, reports the New York Times.

The suspect was reaching for a weapon when he was shot, said a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Honduras.

This was the first time a U.S. agent has killed someone during operations in Honduras, said the DEA.

The U.S. has been...

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