The Venezuelan army shot down an American plane carrying drugs. As reported by Armenpress , the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic Nestor Reverol said.
"The plane with US license plates that illegally crossed the country's airspace in the Sulia region was neutralized," he said. Reverol also posted photos of the downed plane on Twitter. Venezuelan military often shoot down unidentified planes used by drug cartels. The last such case, when another plane with an American registration was "neutralized", occurred in July of this year.
In 2013, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro allowed any drug cartel aircraft to be shot down in the country's airspace. The bill was initiated by Maduro's predecessor Hugo Chavez, RIA Novosti reported.
This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on DataBase Italia at the URL https://www.databaseitalia.it/lesercito-venezuelano-abbatte-lennesimo-aereo-usato-per-trasportare-droga-verso-gli-stati-uniti/ on Wed, 16 Sep 2020 09:17:14 +0000.