The U.S. air force will send four aircraft and about 200 troops to the island of Curacao. Patrol aircraft and tanker aircraft to help in the operation to combat drug trafficking in the Caribbean.

Among the military in the mission to detect and monitor criminal groups will be members of flight crew, technicians, logistics specialists and administrative employees. It is reported TASS with reference to the southern command of the armed forces of the United States.

Large-scale anti-drug operation in the Caribbean started on 1 April. Ships, aircraft and thousands of troops involved in the mission, one of whose goals is to counter the authorities of Venezuela led by President Nicolas Maduro. Last in the White house accuses of drug trafficking.

Earlier reported that the operation against the drug cartels, the United States carried out, because they believe that they can take advantage of the situation with coronavirus. This was stated by the us President himself, Donald trump. The White house said that operations will be conducted in partnership with 22 countries.