OREANDA-NEWS. The Venezuelan military shot down an aircraft with an American registration number used to transport drugs.

This was reported by Nestor Reverol, Minister of the People’s Power for Interior Relations and Justice of Venezuela, Commander General of the National Guard, on his Twitter page.

According to the politician, the plane flew through the state of Zulia. It transported drugs from Colombia, “the largest producer of cocaine in the world.” The military found the aircraft using radar.

In early July, in Venezuela, the military shot down an American airplane that entered the country’s airspace illegally. According to them, it was used to transport drugs. Flightradar service informed that it was a private aircraft Hawker 800.

In 2013, President Nicolas Maduro authorized the shooting down of drug traffickers’ planes caught in the Venezuelan airspace. The initiator of the bill was Maduro’s predecessor, Hugo Chavez.