Tue, Sep 23, 2003
Pilot Dies While Spraying Colombian 'Crops'
Another setback for US
drug interdiction and intervention policies was reported over the
weekend, as an otherwise-unidentified US citizen of Costa Rican
heritage was killed while reportedly poisoning coca plants in
Early reports that the plane might have been the target of
narco-gunfire appear to have been unsubstantiated: "Initially,
there was talk of the plane's being hit [by gunfire], but then
those who went to the site said there were no [bullet holes]. We
are not sure what caused the accident," said Colombia's Defense
Minister, Marta Lucia Ramirez (pictured).
Although the pilot was supposedly spraying at the time of the
accident, local reports also said the weather at the time was,
Colombia's government has long been threatened by leftist
forces, who are said to achieve their primary financing through
their cultivation and distribution of the illegal crops.
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