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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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NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs

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KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.

A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.

The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.

Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.

NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.

Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.

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