Opposition deputies made a formal oral report request to the Minister of Government, Eduardo Del Castilloto answer to the Chamber of Deputies about the whereabouts of two helicopters seized from drug traffickers during a giant operation called ‘Salitre’, as well as the case of the La Cruceña aerodrome, located in the municipality of Cotoca.
These are the AS-350 and Robinson R-66 helicopters, which were seized on March 11 during a mega-operation carried out by agents of the Special Force to Fight Drug Trafficking (Felcn), in coordination with Brazilian police in the provinces of Guarayos and San Ignacio de Velasco. On that occasion, a cocaine crystallization laboratory was also destroyed, drugs and chemicals were seized, and three foreigners were captured in possession of firearms, who offered tenacious resistance by firing shots.
The helicopter hijacked by the Felcn that was found in the mount
Thus, the Minister of Government Eduardo Del Castillo and representatives of the General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics, they will have to answer for three police interventions. The first case is about the ‘Salitre’ operation, where two helicopters were hijacked, a drug laboratory was destroyed and two subjects were arrested.
The other two mega-operations were carried out at the La Cruceña aerodrome, one dating from July 30, 2019, where more than a dozen detainees were found in the middle of a shootout and the seizure of small planes that transported quantities of cocaine to Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, an action that was annulled by the then national head of the Felcn Maximiliano Dávila.
And the last operation carried out in the same place on March 27, when 38 people were arrested, weapons and chemicals were seized and 66 light aircraft were sealed.