TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) _ Nine people were charged with drug trafficking and possession in connection with a $350 million cocaine shipment seized last month en route to Miami, a judge said.

Judge Miguel Angel Izaquirre of the Atlantic coastal resort of Tela said Thursday night that four of the men were in custody. He said the defendants included six Hondurans, a Spaniard, a NTela, about 175 miles north of Tegucigalpa, because the alleged drug traffickers had their operations there, authorities said.