8 June 2014, 21:35

Florida ship's crew arrested on gun charges in Honduras

Florida ship's crew arrested on gun charges in Honduras

The crew of a Florida-based shipwreck salvage company has been held for a month in a Honduras jail after authorities accused them of gun smuggling.

But the Florida-based crew of Aqua Quest International isn't feeling that way at all.

Stuck at this Honduras jail after authorities accused them of gun smuggling.

"We´re sitting here now, 33 days in prison for doing nothing wrong, for coming to the country of Honduras, being invited by government officials, we came here to help people and we're being treated like animals in a cage, when we came to help the country."

The company says they had a contract to do local salvage work, Reuters reports.

They say port officials knew in advance they'd be carrying guns for protection against pirates.

The Honduran armed forces said the crew was arrested because they didn't have permits to possess guns in the country.

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