Plane crashes in Honduras, cocaine found on board; DEA provides support

A small plane crashed in the mountainous region near Catacamas, Olancho, Honduras that was carrying 600 kilograms of cocaine. One of the passengers, Elías Aureliano Herrera Silva, was killed in the crash, La Prensa reports. The other passenger, George Luis Herrera Bueno, suffered serious injuries, including fractures, and was transported to a hospital in the capital where he remains under police supervision. According to the report, the plane crashed because the pilot made a forced emergency landing. Officials confirmed both men were Brazilian. The U.S. DEA supported Honduran security officials in the operation, which began after spotting the plane flying over Olancho airspace. The plane is reportedly from Colombia. Read Article

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