Costa Rica passes law to aid destruction of illegal runways

A new law, passed on 21 September 2020 in Costa Rica, will allow armed forces to enter private properties to locate and destroy private airstrips that are not licenced or otherwise authorised. The new law is intended to make it easier for Costa Rican forces to address increasing numbers of drug flights in the country. Prior to the new law, the authorities were aware of 141 illegal airstrips to which they were unable to gain access.