Six Americans jailed in Honduras, could face up to 16 years

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PUERTO LEMPIRA, HONDURAS – Six U.S. citizens have been charged with illegal weapons possession after Honduran police found registered guns on their ship.

The crew members—who range between 25 and 60 years old—were on a mission to find wreckage left at the bottom of the sea.

But their quest was cut short when they were arrested three weeks ago.

And they’ve been sitting in a Honduran jail ever since.

The ship’s captain says the weapons were there to protect the crew against pirates.

But a Honduran lawyer says the crew could face up to 16 years in prison regardless of why the weapons were on board.

Talk about having sinking feeling.