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Honduras' Intensifying Drug Fight

June 19 2012

Summary. A twin-engine plane thought to be transporting cocaine crashed June 13 in Honduras near the town of Los Lirios, Olancho department, during a pursuit by Honduran military helicopters and Super Tucano aircraft. According to witnesses, the pursuing helicopters downed the aircraft, which reports said had two bullet holes in a propeller blade.

The prevalence of drug-trafficking in Honduras and the increased cooperation between Honduran and U.S. forces lend credibility to the...



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