Arnulfo Fagoth Maximo US, Honduran agents hunt down fugitive wanted on drug charges

US and Honduran anti-narcotics agents chased and caught a suspected drug trafficker in the wilderness of Honduras' Mosquito Coast, officials said Tuesday.

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Honduran alleged drug trafficker Arnulfo Fagot Maximo, aka "El Tio," wanted in the United States, is escorted by members of the elite police unit Tigres, in Tegucigalpa on August 29, 2017 play

Honduran alleged drug trafficker Arnulfo Fagot Maximo, aka "El Tio," wanted in the United States, is escorted by members of the elite police unit Tigres, in Tegucigalpa on August 29, 2017

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US and Honduran anti-narcotics agents chased and caught a suspected drug trafficker in the wilderness of Honduras' Mosquito Coast, officials said Tuesday.

Arnulfo Fagoth Maximo, nicknamed "El Tio", or the Uncle, was arrested near the Nicaraguan border by a team including US Drug Enforcement Administration officers, the Honduran police said in a statement. It did not say when exactly his capture occurred.

The 38-year-old Honduran was wanted under a warrant issued in September in response to a US extradition request for allegedly conspiring to have cocaine smuggled into the United States.

His capture followed the arrest on August 21 of Sergio Neptali Mejia, a 40-year-old also wanted on drug trafficking charges and facing an extradition order.

More than a dozen Hondurans have been extradited to the United States since 2010 as part of a cooperation deal to fight drug-trafficking.

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