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Peruvian police shoot down plane carrying 70 kilos of cocaine

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Peruvian police took down a drug-smuggling plane by shooting it out of the sky.After firing at each other, authorities shot the plane down in the Valley of Pichis Palcazu.

The officers seized more than 70 kilos of cocaine after a sustained shoot out when the plane crash-landed in the valley of Pichis Palcazu.

A video taken by the enforcement authorities shows the plane smash into the ground and start to burn while the sound of gunfire echoes around the valley.

Dramatic footage of the tense shootout show police shooting at suspected traffickers across a smoking field.

One suspect, thought to be a Columbian drug smuggler, escaped from the scene but the 58-year-old Bolivian pilot was shot and arrested.

It is believed that the smugglers managed to make off with or hide up to 200 kilos of cocaine worth millions of dollars.

Last week Colombia deported Peru’s most-wanted criminal drug lord Gerson Galvez back to his homeland.

He was arrested on Saturday at a Medellin shopping centre and deported to Peru less than 24 hours later because he did not have migration papers.

Peruvian media have dubbed the incident as the ‘new El Chapo’, in reference to Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman, Galvez. Galvez is wanted in connection with 101 killings in Peru, where he is also alleged to have managed large shipments of cocaine from the nation’s main seaport in Callao.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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