Venezuela, Chavez proposes shooting down suspected drug aircraft

Posted on October 14, 2011 • Filed under: Crime, Drug Activity, Organized Crime, Police/Military Activity, Politics, Venezuela

President Hugo Chavez proposed the discussion today in the National Assembly a bill providing for the shooting down of aircraft suspected of drug trafficking when they ignore the order to land. The Venezuelan leader said in a televised speech that the law would aim to discourage those flights in Venezuelan territory.
Addressing deputies in a rally, Chavez said: “I do not like much, but I think we’re going to have to deal with it. I said it two years ago, the neighbors have in the shooting down of aircraft drug trafficking. ” Read Article

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