US Plane Carrying Drugs Rendered Inoperative in Venezuela

Venezuela has initiatives designed to confront drug trafficking, mostly due to its geographic proximity to Colombia.

As the official announced on his Twitter page, the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) detected the illegal aerial unit through the Comprehensive Aerospace Defense Command  (Codai) radars.


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Afterward, all of the established protocols under the Law of Control for Comprehensive Aerospace Defense were activated, through which they were able to render it inoperable close to a secret runway in the Machiques de Perija municipality. The plane had U.S. tags and entered Venezuelan territory illegally.

Zulia state and its authorities remain vigilant up against the incursion of individuals and vehicles attempting to allow drug trafficking to penetrate the nation. To this end, the FANB possesses the training and arms necessary to confront these illegal practices.