Clark Mindrock

Peru To Begin Shooting Down Cocaine Trafficking Planes

Fourteen years after a Peruvian air force pilot shot down a 35-year-old American missionary with her infant daughter on the suspicion that the aircraft was smuggling drugs, Peru's legislature has authorized the country to resume the practice. So-called aerial interdiction was authorized unanimously by Peru's Congress on Thursday to shoot down flights that police in the country say moves more than a ton of cocaine daily.

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