Honduras suspends cops assigned to U.S. embassy over missing drug cash

February 16, 2015 9:18 PM

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TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - More than 20 police officers assigned to the U.S. embassy in Honduras have been suspended pending an investigation into their alleged involvement in skimming part of $12.5 million seized in a drug cartel bust, a government spokesman said on Monday.

The 21 members of an elite unit were involved in an anti-drug raid in October in which police seized $12.5 million, of which $1.3 million went missing.

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