Report on a Review of United States Assistance to Peruvian Counter-Drug Air Interdiction Efforts and the Shootdown of a Civilian Aircraft on April 20, 2001

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107-64.Sprt
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2001-10-01
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51 pages
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The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence conducted an investigation into drug trade prevention capabilities in Peru following the shooting down of a Peruvian aircraft suspected of trafficking drugs. The committee gathered testimony and conducted hearings regarding the shootdown. The committee found that while aircraft interdiction was effective in controlling drug trafficking from Peru, the strategy runs the risk of shooting down innocent planes suspected of trafficking drugs.
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Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Security and Terrorism, hearing on "Legislative Initiatives to Curb Domestic and International Terrorism," 98th Cong., (1984)
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