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5 NOVEMBER 2018: CACOAL, BRAZIL

A light aircraft was stolen from a private hangar at Cacoal Airport in the Brazilian state of Rondonia by armed criminals suspected of involvement in narcotics trafficking. The suspects allegedly turned off the facility’s security alarm and deactivated the motion detection sensor in the hangar in order to gain access to the aircraft

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26 SEPTEMBER 2018: SALGUEIRO, BRAZIL

Eleven heavily armed individuals raided the runway at Salgueiro Airport in an attempt to seize cash due to be offloaded from a plane onto trucks immediately after landing. Five of the individuals were killed in a shoot-out with police and five others were arrested. The pilot of the targeted plane was injured.