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Another Burnt Drug Plane In The North #539497
12/07/19 06:14 AM
12/07/19 06:14 AM
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Marty Offline OP

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Early this morning, a drug plane landed in northern Belize. It was found burned and abandoned in Chan Chen - which is the northernmost village in the Corozal district. Police found this on an unpaved landing strip a quarter of a mile north west of Chan Chen Village - which is very close to Mexico.

It appears to be another Hawker Sidley 125 - just like the one abandoned in Blue Creek in October. No cargo or passengers were found, but the drug runners did leave behind either a clue or a message for police. It's this, an extended banana clip, the kind that is used in assault rifles. This one was found with 34 live rounds. Police also found 11 small aluminum buckets, and 4 portable rechargeable led lights. These are commonly used lighting gear in illicit nighttime landings.

For a almost two months now - we haven't been hearing any reports of drug plane landings in Belize. And that's because of a concerted effort to maintain a presence and rapid response team in the north. But that team is in Blue Creek, and this plane landed more north, in what may have been a sort of blind spot for police.

We note that in June, police found 80 pounds of weed, close to two thousand live rounds for assault rifles, shotguns and pistols, as well as a high powered assault rifle, a shotgun, a riot rifle and two bulletproof vests stashed in Chan Chen.

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Re: Another Burnt Drug Plane In The North [Re: Marty] #539542
12/10/19 05:59 AM
12/10/19 05:59 AM
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Marty Offline OP

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More Details of Burnt Plane
On Friday morning, the remnants of a burnt twin-engine aircraft with the markings “N-five-four-six-one, were discovered west of Chan Chen Village in the Corozal District. As is customary, no one was found in the area and neither was any cargo. However, a police find included eleven small aluminium buckets, four portable rechargeable led lights and a magazine containing thirty-four live rounds of seven-point six-two ammunition.  Investigators today said they are not certain when and what time the aircraft landed on the registered airstrip which is owned by a Corozal man. A.C.P. Joseph Myvett says that the caretaker of the airstrip and hanger has not been located since the discovery of the burnt plane.

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Most of the aircraft was burnt to ashes and the remains were inspected and also several other paraphernalia were found in the area. No one was found in the immediate area. The airstrip is a registered airstrip. The entire area was searched. We are aware that there was a caretaker to the airstrip and hanger, however, he has not been found since that incident as well.”

Reporter

“So he is missing? “

ACP Joseph Myvett

“Well, he has not been found. No one has reported him missing but he has not been found and several efforts have been made to locate him.”

Reporter

“Anything to suspect that drugs were on board the destroyed aircraft?”

ACP Joseph Myvett

“At this point in time we cannot confirm that that was the case.”

Channel 5



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