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Venezuelan soldiers set off explosions to destroy airstrip used by drug traffickers

Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters

An aerial view shows a clandestine airstrip used for drug smuggling after it was destroyed in a military operation, approximately 22 miles from the border with Colombia, in the state of Apure on Thursday.

Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters

A clandestine airstrip used for drug smuggling is destroyed.

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Venezuelan Interior Minister Tarek El aissami (C) watches the debris of an aircraft during an operation to destroy clandestine airstrip used by drug traffickers in Apure on Thursday. In the frame of the operation "Boquete" (Hole) launched May 26, two presumed traffickers were arrested and 36 clandestine airstrips and 11 aircrafts destroyed.

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