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Jul 9, 2014

Drug plane seized on Southern Highway sold earlier this year

Four years ago, a plane was confiscated in one of the biggest drug bust in the country. The plane, a twin engine Beechcraft, landed and sat on the Southern Highway for hours back in 2010 and carried two point six tons of Colombian cocaine. Six persons including four police officers were charged, tried and released, but last week the Court of Appeal ordered a retrial. But back to the plane…The Ministry of National Security confirmed today that it has been sold to a Belizean company.


Ret. Col. George Lovell, C.E.O., Ministry of National Security

“In terms of as far as my memory serves right, I think it was published and there were open tender that was advertized and it was sold.”


Duane Moody

“When did this happen sir?”


Ret. Col. George Lovell

George Lovell

“…Quite some time ago. I can’t remember when it was removed but quite some months ago.”


Duane Moody

“Sir I’m sorry, I have to go back to this plane…how much was it sold for? Do you know? And who was it sold to?”


Ret. Col. George Lovell

“I don’t know right now Duane. I don’t know the details right now, but I am quite certain that my staff can provide you with those details because it was by tender.”


Duane Moody

And it was sold to a Belizean?”


Ret. Col. George Lovell

“It was sold to a Belizean by tender yes.”


We have now learnt that it sold for about three hundred and fifty thousand dollars 

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1 Response for “Drug plane seized on Southern Highway sold earlier this year”

  1. SKull says:

    Some politician just come up with $350K to line their pockets. Make sense to engage in politricks in Belize. Is that even the market value price?????

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