Tuxtla Gutierrez, February 10. – The Mexican Air Force reiterated its commitment to the security of Mexicans, therefore, has strengthened its efforts to shield the border, said the commander of the Southeast Region Air, Antonio Delgado Quiroz.
He said in an interview that in Chiapas have been located about 20 clandestine airstrips in various regions and municipalities, but are unusable, so there is no drug smuggling by air to the state.
As part of the celebration of 97 anniversary of the Mexican Air Force, said that not using the airspace of the entity for transporting drugs, “everything that exists in the air is legal.”
“In the jurisdiction of the Southeast Region Air aircraft no entry illegal, we are two thousand elements which we are waiting for this airspace with 70 aircraft guarding the sovereignty in the states of Chiapas, Oaxaca, Tabasco, Quintana Roo, Yucatan and Veracruz, “he said.
“Neither the Mexican Army units report we landed illegally, one of our responsibilities is air missions in support of the Army to locate drug crops, but in Chiapas is no plant that seed, we’re clean,” he said.
He said the southern border is secure, “are obvious operational, but is safe with the presence of Army and Air Force space, there is no smuggling of drugs and weapons by air,” he said.