By Dialogo June 19, 2009 Bogotá, June 17 (EFE).- An official source informed today that the Colombian and Peruvian Air Forces will perform a joint exercise from June 30 to July 4 on the border of both countries on how to secure the area from drug trafficking flights. According to a press release from the Colombian presidency, this exercise ,called “Percol II,” is the continuation of the one initiated in 2006, which allowed to develop common aeronautical language and proceedings to improve and strengthen control of the air space on the border. Today the officers of both Andean countries gathered in Bogotá develop the coordination of activities in the border cities of Leticia (Colombia) and Iquitos (Peru). The exercise operation will consist of simulating the intercept of planes suspected of carrying drugs and weapons. Such simulations will be carried out through the exchange of mock information from command and control centres of both nations. Moreover, plans will be developed to effectively combat the illegal flights by utilizing existing infrastructure in Peru and Colombia.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 59-year-old driving instructor from Manorville was killed in a four-car crash in Port Jefferson Station following what authorities believe was a medical issue on Monday afternoon.Suffolk County police said Leonard Sloan, an instructor with Fitzgerald’s Driving School of North Babylon, was driving a Chevrolet Malibu westbound on Nesconset Highway when he lost control of the car and veered into oncoming traffic shortly before 1 p.m.The Malibu struck three vehicles in the eastbound turning lane at the corner of Davis Avenue. Investigators believe that Sloan, who did not have any passengers in the car, may have suffered a medical event prior to the crash.Sloan was taken to St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson where he was pronounced dead. None of the other drivers were injured.Sixth Squad detective are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-854-8652.