Peruvian narco-backpackers involved in police shootout; Three killed

Posted on August 14, 2012 • Filed under: Conflicts, Crime, Drug Activity, Peru, Police/Military Activity

After receiving intelligence that an important drug shipment would pass through the Navarrito Pampa sector of Talavera in the Andahuaylas, Apurímac province of Peru, officials located a station wagon carrying backpackers. According to Nuevo Ojo, the suspects began to fire at the police, who returned fire. The crossfire lasted 30 minutes. Three suspects were killed, and five were taken into custody. The drugs found in their backpacks weighed a total of 56.566 kilos. The type of drug was not specified. Read Article

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