Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020. 9:30 am CST.
By BBN Staff: Shortly after midnight on Thursday, Belize City police received information that a drug plane had left Venezuela en route to Belize.
According to Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, a neighboring Central American country provided assistance in tracking the flight.
He revealed that at around 4 o’clock on Thursday morning the plane entered Belize’s airspace.
Officers were quickly deployed and on their arrival they found a G2 jet with 69 bales of cocaine.
Along with the suspected cocaine which amounted to 2,070 parcels, police found two M-16 rifles and some masks. The pilot and his accomplices were gone.
The seized drugs were transported to the Raccoon Street Police Station from the Coastal Road. However, Williams noted that because Channel 5 News aired the entire unloading live on social media, cops have since moved the drugs to an undisclosed location.
Fingerprints have since been lifted from the airplane and will be tested locally and internationally with the assistance of INTERPOL.
According to Commissioner Williams, the cocaine would have left Belize by our waterways as has been the case in the past.
Williams also confirmed that this area has been used as a landing spot for drug planes in the past but the police department is unable to destroy it as it is private property, whose owner is out of the country.
In terms of the value of the bust, it is estimated at just over $100 Million dollars local currency.
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