How a US Narco-Jet Trying to Violate Venezuelan Air Space Ended Up

Venezuelan Integral Aerospace Defense Command (Codai) of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) shot down a US flagged aircraft that illegally entered Venezuelan airspace through the state of Zulia, coming from Colombia.

This was reported by the Minister for Internal Relations, Justice and Peace, Néstor Reverol, through Twitter, a platform on which he published several photographs of the plane that ended up shot down in the “Machiques de Perijá” municipality.

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“Disabled drug trafficking aircraft with US registration that illegally entered Venezuelan airspace through the state of Zulia. The FANB officials after detecting the illegal air unit with the radars of the Comprehensive Aerospace Defense Command (Codai), activated all the protocols established in the Control Law for the Comprehensive Defense of the Airspace, rendering it useless near a clandestine runway in the Machiques de Perijá municipality,” said Reverol.

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The minister said that the Venezuelan State and its security forces remain “on permanent alert, monitoring our airspace to prevent it from being used for illicit drug trafficking from Colombia,” the largest producer of cocaine in the world.

Featured image: Courtesy of @NestorLReverol

(La IguanaTV)

Translation: OT/JRE/EF