Air traffic chaos in Bolivia due to more and more frequent drug flights

The pilots have graduated from one of the 22 pilot schools in Santa Cruz, and some choose to work in drug transport, earning between US$5,000 and US$10,000 per trip. The most frequent destinations are Argentina and Brazil.

Eight young pilots have died this year while flying drugs in small planes to neighboring countries after departing from one of the 1,000 clandestine airstrips operating in Bolivia.

The pilots have graduated from one of the 22 pilot schools in Santa Cruz, and some choose to work in drug transport, earning between US$5,000 and US$10,000 per trip.

The mayor of Cabezas in Santa Cruz, Omar Rosales, asks the national authorities to stop this . . .

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