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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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First Roland Macaulay Cup to start on November 21





BIRATNAGAR— The First Roland Macaulay Cup is being held in the capital on November 21-24.

To be organized by the Cricket Association of the Blind, Nepal, cricket clubs–Myagdi, Jhapa, Bardiya and Tribhuvan Army–will participate in the First Roland Macaulay Cup twenty20 cricket tournament, said Pawan Ghimire, the Central President of the Association at a press conference here.

The estimated budget is approximately Rs 750,000. The opening match will be held between Jhapa and Bardiya, said the organizer.

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