Venezuela attacks two illegal planes
October 23 , 2013
Venezuela shot down two planes that were allegedly being used for smuggling drugs.
A recently approved bill allowed the move and the incident marks the first time that planes have been attacked in the region.
According to a military leader, one of the planes that entered the airspace without any authorization was shot after every other method of "persuasion had been exhausted." The second plane was shot when it attempted to illegally land in the jungle.
An official said such mafias intend to use their country "as a platform for drug distribution, trespassing our airspace."