Honduras passes legislation authorizing Air Force to shoot down aircraft suspected of drug smuggling

Posted on January 29, 2014 • Filed under: Crime, Drug Activity, Police/Military Activity

rt.com reported that Honduras lawmakers have passed legislation authorizing the country’s Air Force to shoot down aircraft suspected of carrying drugs in an effort to curb the cocaine trafficking through the country to the US. The bill proposes banning flights 6 pm to 6 am in Honduras’s airspace, especially if traveling at 5,500 meters and with a speed of less than 550 kilometers per hour, the Honduras Herald reports. According to Hondura’s former security minister, “these are the characteristics of the planes that have no flight plan and the aircraft almost 100 percent are carrying drugs.” Read Article

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