Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018. 7:40 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: A knowledgeable source has indicated to Breaking Belize News that the recent spike in suspected drug plane landings may uncover a conspiracy involving officials in the highest echelons of government, a former Minister of Police and senior officers in the police department.
The source noted that since the discovery of the drug planes, the officers who were conducting the investigations were immediately transferred. When questioned about the report of the transfer, the police media relations unit said that it had no information on any such transfers.
Police has also detained one man in connection with the latest plane landing but the police press office says that person was released.
The information raises serious questions about the findings, including why the police department has failed to produce any information despite having three drug planes landing in less than three weeks. In addition the police haven’t been able to provide any information about the owners of the three vehicles confiscated from the site of the most recent plane landing. Police also did not indicate why the only suspect detained in connection with the incident was released.
A couple weeks ago after the first of this wave of plane landings, there were reports which had also indicated that officials from another of Belize’s security forces may be involved in facilitating the passage and landing of drug planes to the country.
It is no secret that the US drug and security system provides information to Central American countries, including Belize, of the whereabouts of suspected drug planes, particularly when they enter that country’s airspace. BBN sources also suggested that the slow tortoise pace that Belize security forces are responding to the information provided does not auger well with our US counterparts.
BBN will keep following this developing story.
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