Plane crash kills UN drugs monitors

Four united Nations anti-narcotics staff and two Bolivian military pilots died when their aeroplane crashed in the west of the country.

The Bolivian air force said the Cessna, missing since Thursday, had been flying over the main coca-growing area in Los Yungas when it hit a tree. The four UN staff worked for the Office on Drugs and Crime, monitoring the production of coca – the key ingredient of cocaine.

The aircraft was found on Saturday in a remote region of Inquisivi, about 75 miles from the capital, La Paz.

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