According to the Strategic Command Operations of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (CEOFANB), the country’s military jets "neutralized" the aircraft with a US serial identification number as it violated the country's airspace.
The aircraft violated the Venezuelan airspace on July 8, the CEOFANB said on Twitter.
Photos of the “neutralized” plane circulating across social media show that the aircraft was a privately-owned Hawker 800 plane, whose latest registered flight route was in Mexico, from the central Toluca state to Cozumel island in the Caribbean.
No further details have been provided yet; however, such incidents are typical of illegal drug trafficking in the region.
In 2013, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signed a law to shoot down any plane belonging to the narco-mafia that illegally crosses the country's airspace.