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November 03, 2011
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Video: Brazil police stop plane using their car

The airplane contained a load of contraband electronics

Associated Press

SAO PAULO — A pair of Brazilian police officers has waylaid smugglers by speeding their patrol car down a clandestine runway and smashing into an airplane so it couldn't take off with a load of contraband electronics.

A video posted Thursday by the G1 news website shows the police car chasing the plane.

The passenger-side officer leans out the window with a high-caliber rifle, preparing to fire. But the officer driving shouts: "Don't shoot! I am going to hit the wing!"

Seconds later the car smashes into the single-engine aircraft.

The officers then hop out and surround it.

Federal police spokesman Edson Geraldo de Souza tells G1 news that the pilot and four accomplices on the ground were arrested in the incident Tuesday. Nobody was hurt.

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Copyright 2011 Associated Press







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