Monday, June 7, 2021

Mexican air interdiction working

The Mexican army's Comprehensive Air Surveillance System (SIVA) detected 80 planes carrying contraband in it's first 13 months. Of the 80 aircraft, SIVA lost contact with 30 but followed the other 50 until they landed. The army has confiscated planes, drugs, weapons and cash with a combined value of US $250m since President López Obrador took office. The army has been so successful smugglers rarely attempt to land in Mexico, much preferring Guatamala and Belize.