Planes with drugs - level 2
According to the United States, Peru is the world's top cocaine producer. People send most of the country’s cocaine sent abroad in small planes.
People estimated that small planes moved 180 tonnes of cocaine from Peru in 2014, and that there are 600 of these flights a year. The government of Peru wants to stop this, so it passed a new law. The law lets the military shoot a plane down if someone thinks that the plane is carrying drugs.
However, drugs do not leave the country only in small planes. People also move the drugs on boats and on commercial flights.
Difficult words: estimate (to guess the number of something), pass (to make legal).
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