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Authorities in Peten find suspected narco-jet; flew low over Belize before landing

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Posted: Monday, January 27, 2020. 2:07 pm CST.

Picture: Ejercito de Guatemala

By BBN Staff: Prensa Libre Guatemala reported that Guatemalan army officials discovered a narco-jet, two vehicles that transported the drugs and firearms in Peten this morning.

According to the reports, the army found 16 packages of suspected cocaine in the back of a pickup truck in San Andres, Peten. Authorities in Peten also found an AK-47 inside the vehicle.

Several residents of Duckrun 3 in Belize told BBN that shortly before 11 last night, they heard a low flying aircraft in their community. The community is located some 8 miles away from the Belize-Guatemala border.

Recently, there has been an alarming increase in clandestine landings of suspected drug aircrafts in Guatemala, Belize and Mexico with no major effort by authorities to crack down on known rural landing locations.

 

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