Monday, October 19, 2009

Honduras to shoot down "narco-avionetas"?

Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Planes suspected of being linked to drug trafficking and whose crews do not complete the formalities of identification required to overfly the territory of Honduras will be shot down, announced Director of Drug Enforcement, Aristides Julian Gonzales, today.

In consensus with the Navy and Air Force, we "have reached an agreement to shoot down all the aircraft suspected of being linked to drug trafficking and which resist completing the formalities of identification to fly over our country," he said.

Prior to commencing this action, however, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs must give an opinion regarding the Chicago Convention, which prohibits the shooting down of aircraft.

Translated from El Heraldo

Wow. I they proceed with this, it is a big step. Chavez will blow a gasket.


LaGringaSPS said...

That report was a little late..yesterday Honduras shot down two Venezuelan aircraft that refused to identify themselves and was flying in a suspicious fashion(below radar) ...´bout time is all I can say...we should have been doing it long ago and I HOPE that Chavez does blow a gasket right along with Zelaya.

La Gringa said...

Wrong. They did not shoot down any planes. Yet.