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Suspected drug plane has been moved to BDF airwing in Ladyville Village

Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018. 9:13 am CST.

By BBN Staff: Police have still not issued an official report on the suspected drug plane that landed on Tuesday morning on the San Estevan road in the Orange Walk district.

By the time police arrived at the scene on Tuesday morning, the cargo, pilot (and passengers) were long gone.

Yesterday, BBN readers sent a video of the plane being flown away, but where was it heading to?

According to a report from 7 News Belize, the jet is now at the BDF airwing in Ladyville Village.

The jet is a Hawker Siddley 225 twinjet usually used by rich corporations.

On Wednesday evening, after consistent media requests for information of the discovery of the suspected drug plane, the Ministry of National Security issued a statement indicating that along with its regional partners, including the United States, Mexico, and Central American neighbours, they rely on information from each other to keep informed of any airplane tracking towards Belize and the region.

The Ministry said that despite these efforts, there has been a spate of illegal airplane landings in the country as these aircraft manage to avoid detection from the available regional radars.

Last month, the United States International Narcotics Control Strategy Report cited Belize as a major drug transit country.


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