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Doylestown Native Among Six Stuck in Coastal Honduran Prison

Devon Butler, 27, is one of six Americans being held at a dilapidated coastal jail in Honduras.

A Doylestown native is one of six Americans who have been stuck for weeks in a coastal Honduran prison, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

Devon Butler, 27, was a member of the Florida-based Aqua Quest International crew, which sailed to the Central American country in May to salvage mahogany logs at the bottom of a river, a family member told the Daily News.

On May 5, the six crew mates, all men ages 25 to 60, were put into a dilapidated coastal jail after police near Puerto Lempira on the Mosquito Coast intercepted them on suspicion that they were smuggling guns into the country, USA Today reported.

Local politicians, including Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick, as well as lawyers and other supporters have been working to free the group.

USA Today reported the Americans brought two handguns, two shotguns and a semiautomatic rifle into the country without permission from the Honduran government. The crew brought the guns onboard to protect against pirates, according to the Daily News.

The captain of the ship told USA Today that the weapons on board are registered in the United States and the Honduran maritime authorities were notified in advance. 

Kenny Poe June 04, 2014 at 06:32 AM
Gee, I wonder if our rogue president will help with this...or is he too busy cutting illegal deals with islamic terrorists??
Pamela McCarthy June 04, 2014 at 12:50 PM
Too much tea, Kenny.
Kenny Poe June 04, 2014 at 08:06 PM
Too much head in sand, Pamela.
dwayne roberson June 09, 2014 at 07:07 AM
If they hope to be rescued it may help to convert to Islam.

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