Honduran officials say 10 killed in gunbattle between rival gangs

TEGUCIGALPA, – Authorities in say 10 people died in a shootout between rival fighting over a cocaine shipment in northern .

Deputy Defence Minister Carlos Funez says a Nicaraguan drug kingpin was killed in the battle in the border province of Gracias a Dios. Funez said Monday that Victor Centeno’s body was taken by his over the border into .

Col. Arevalos says Centeno’s group faced off a drug gang led by Honduran Fredy . Arevalos says the two groups have been fighting over routes and .

Honduras has become a main transit route for South American cocaine, and violence tied to trafficking has helped drive the country’s to the highest level in the .

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