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#392722 - 11/14/10 08:36 AM DRUG PLANE LANDS IN SOUTHERN BELIZE  
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A twin-engine plane believes to have been carrying cocaine landed on the Southern Highway in Bladen Village, Belize early Saturday morning. Seven people including senior police officers are detained in connection with the illegal landing.

When a Belize Defense Force (BDF) team arrived in the area they found the road blocked with logs. The plane was empty and it is believed that its contents were ferried by waiting vehicles to a boat on the Caribbean Sea in nearby Independence Village. Residents report hearing a plane circling low in the area early Saturday morning. It is also believed that a second plane was also scheduled to land, but was aborted when the BDF showed up. A search was being conducted for that second plane believed to have been running low on fuel. All indications that this illegal landing operation was carefully orchestrated with senior police officers providing logistics and or security services.

Police are being tight-lipped about the incident and a promised official report has still not been issued by the police press officer.

By Patrick E. Jones
Photos courtesy of PGTV

#392723 - 11/14/10 08:53 AM Re: DRUG PLANE LANDS IN SOUTHERN BELIZE [Re: Marty]  
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Nice Plane!
Ya hafta thank the Colombians for all of those great boats and planes left to the locals over the years.
They make an especially nice boat.

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#392724 - 11/14/10 08:54 AM Re: DRUG PLANE LANDS IN SOUTHERN BELIZE [Re: Marty]  
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From what I heard, this was a scheduled landing to unload and the plane was supposed to take off, but someone forgot to bring the AV fuel or the plane could not take off for some other reason. Police are not being tip lipped, just investigating before a statement is issued.

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#392732 - 11/14/10 03:29 PM Re: DRUG PLANE LANDS IN SOUTHERN BELIZE [Re: Marty]  
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Then the GOB sells the planes and gets even more drug money to boot!!!!

#392738 - 11/14/10 04:09 PM Re: DRUG PLANE LANDS IN SOUTHERN BELIZE [Re: Marty]  
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I suppose it's too much to expect anyone to be able to tell us to whom this plane is registered or where it is registered.
Stolen I guess.
Things have come to a pretty sorry state when we are told on the news "police are in attendence" and the first question that comes to mind is "yes but were they waiting in ambush or awaiting delivery?"
Like many other major incidents this will no doubt be brushed under the carpet along with DFC, Chinese immigrants, police officers said to have masterminded the Spanish Lookout bank job and others.
Still as Dabunk says, that aircraft should be worth a shilling or two....

#392767 - 11/14/10 10:45 PM Re: DRUG PLANE LANDS IN SOUTHERN BELIZE [Re: Marty]  
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What happens with the planes is a bit strange. They are auctioned off but they have very little value without the log books. As a result the "high bidder" is always the guy with the log books, he shows up with the log books pays the $50,000 or less "auction price" and flies it off back to where it came from. Happens the same every time.

#392809 - 11/15/10 12:06 PM Re: DRUG PLANE LANDS IN SOUTHERN BELIZE [Re: Marty]  
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And where did they get the log books?

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#392815 - 11/15/10 01:17 PM Re: DRUG PLANE LANDS IN SOUTHERN BELIZE [Re: Marty]  
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High Profile officials detained in involvement in suspected Cocaine Bust

On Saturday 13th of November 2010 about 2:00am, Independence Police (ISF) received information of an aircraft suspected to have landed somewhere in Bladden Village. As a result ISF police proceeded to the area where a white van was seen coming through the area , where with the assistance of Belize Special Assignment Group (B-SAG)the van was intercepted at the San Juan Bus Stop.

On board the van were the following persons.
(1) Driver was Renel Grant 33yrs, Corporal of Police attached to Traffic Branch in Belize City;
(2) Nelson Middleton 39yrs, Corporal of Police and Driver assigned to the Govenor General and resident of Camalote Village;
(3) Lawrence Humes 38yrs, Sergeant of Police presently attach to Belmopan Police Station of #2 Grapefruit Street in Belmopan;
(4) Jacinto Roches 42yrs Sergeant of Police attached to the Internal Affairs Desk Belmopan and a resident of #22 Tangerine Street Belmopan and
(5) Harold Usher 36yrs Boatman at Customs Department of a Finca Solana address in Corozal Town.
All of the above persons were detained and escorted to the Independence Police Station along with the van. At the station a thorough search was conducted on the van resulting in the discovery of the following items: Several BDU’s with ADU markings, several wet clothing, 2 car size batteries Atlas brand , muddy jungle boots and tennis, can food , empty sausage cans, a licensed 9mm for Harold Usher.
The said van has been processed by Scenes of Crimes and Forensic, and items found have been labeled as exhibit. ASP Alton Alvarez, Officer-in-charge for Independence Police along with other police officers left en route to Bladden Village where between miles 56 and 57 they met BDF/B-SAG personnel. At the scene, they secured a white twin engine Beechcraft aircraft 300-FA 137 with Black, Red and White in color with number N786B Super King Air 200. The aircraft was processed for finger prints.
Also found at the scene was:
(1) Atlas brand car battery with 2 pieces of board which had
(3) lights attached on both sides. Further checks between miles 59 and 60 led to a small white container truck with VIN# JDAMEO8J2RGF75162 that contained (23) 17-gallons plastic containers
(3) tank with about 500 gallons of aviation fuel and 3 fuel pumps. Also found were a total of 12 pine logs.
Searches by the police in the Hicatee Area about 5-10 yards inside some bushes led to the discovery of
(1) GPS Garmin brand
(1) Iridium Satellite phone
(4) Hand Held radios
(2) RAYOVAC Flashlights
(1) Colt .223 semi-automatic rifle with Sr. No. 007865 with a magazine containing 5.56 rounds and 2 pairs of camouflage jackets.
At around 5:00pm as a result of further searches in the area conducted by Police on a road at mile 65 near the Genus Saw Mill, about ¼ mile in, led to the discovery of 80 bales of suspected COCAINE and 17 loose packs of suspected Cocaine. The drugs have since been secured by police and is being processed by Forensic personnel.

Sgt. Fitzroy Yearwood Police Press Officer Tel. 227-2222 ext 302
#392863 - 11/16/10 08:49 AM Re: DRUG PLANE LANDS IN SOUTHERN BELIZE [Re: Marty]  
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Photos by The San Pedro Sun Newspaper

#392864 - 11/16/10 08:50 AM Re: DRUG PLANE LANDS IN SOUTHERN BELIZE [Re: Marty]  
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RE: that scorpion.... "Arellano-Felix Organization: The AFO is the most violent drug trafficking cartel in North America. Based out of Tijuana, Mexico. The scorpion symbol is the official stamp used by the AFO to identify their drug packaging as the source of supply."
Meaning -- all their coke -- ordered up from Columbia -- comes with their "logo" on it!!

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