Combined military police forces have destroyed 36 clandestine landing strips in the valley of the Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro rivers (Vraem) in order to break up the drug-trafficking network in the area.
Peru special forces destroy 36 landing strips used by drug traffickers in Vraem
According to the Joint Command of the Armed Forces of Peru (CCFFAA), 19 runways were destroyed on July 3-31. The operation was conducted in the following towns: Santa Rosa, Mayapo (in Ayacucho), Pichas, Villavista (in Cusco) and Yaviro, Tsivokiriato, Alto Quempiri, Cerro Verde, Boca Mantaro, Alto Ene, Pachacamilla (in Junin).
Security forces destroyed the remaining 17 landing strips from August 1 to 18 in Pampa Alegre, Sol Naciente, Natalio Sánchez, Tsivokiriato, Cerro Verde (in Junin) and Santa Rosa (in Ayacucho).