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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019. 9:14 am CST.

By BBN Staff: Commissioner of Police (ComPol) Chester Williams said this week that police have scaled up their efforts in monitoring the activities of suspected drug planes trying to land in Belize.

Williams comments came after Mexican authorities reported a crash landing of a small plane carrying a ton of cocaine in the community of San Pedro Peralta, south of Quintana Roo, where one person was killed and another injured.

“Yes, of course, we have been doing an exceedingly good job in terms of tracking these planes that want to do Palestine landings in Belize and our effectiveness has caused many of these planes to divert and go either to Guatemala or Mexico and yes that plane was one of such planes,” Williams said.

Willaims went on to say that the plane did pass through Belizean airspace but police didn’t give it the opportunity to land. Williams says he was informed that it went to Mexico for fuel and that’s when it crash landed.

The increased monitoring of aircraft activity came after a difficult year in 2018, when there were as much as 10 reported drug plane landings, leaving the question of “how many went by unreported?”

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