03/07/2021

More than 500 kilos of cocaine and 2 aircraft seized in Venezuela

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The drug shipment was detected in a clandestine track located in Galeras del Cinaruco, Santos Luzardo National Park, Pedro Camejo municipality, Apure State. The military proceeded to destroy the airfield as well as seize a totaled 537 kilos 700 grams.

During the operation, two aircraft were also seized, one operational, identified with YV-2420, model Cessna, white. The other plane is dismantled, according to report.

The track was used for drug trafficking activities and is 2,100 meters long and 12 meters wide. The military commission withheld 320 liters of Jet-A1 fuel and a GPS. In addition to the Bolivarian National Guard, members of the Bolivarian Army and the Regional Anti-Drug Intelligence Unit No. 35 participated in the procedure.

In that region of Cinaruco, four individuals close to the Sinaloa cartel, a drug trafficking organization based in Mexico, were arrested on January 28 from where it was led by Joaquín “Chapo” Guzmán, currently detained in the United States.