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Aug 12, 2019

When Di Plane Land – it Burns

The remnants of a twin-engine aircraft were discovered in the Monkey River area. According to police, the burnt airplane was found on an illegal airstrip in a pine ridge area in southern Belize. While the public believes the vestiges are that of a suspected drug plane, ACP Joseph Myvett isn’t so quick to come to that conclusion. He says investigations are underway to find out if the aircraft has any illicit connections.


ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“On Sunday morning, shortly after five a.m, based on the information received, Independence police visited an area west of Monkey River village where upon arrival, a burnt twin-engine aircraft was found on a newly constructed airstrip. The entire area was searched and nothing further was found. Police officers are still on the scene conducting investigations at this point.”


Joseph Myvett


“When you say newly constructed, do you mean that it is legal or illegal?”


ACP Joseph Myvett

“It would be illegal because apparently it is something that is in a low lying area or what we would refer to as a pine ridge area.”



“Do police have their suspicions that it was used for some illicit purpose?”


ACP Joseph Myvett

“Well, that is what we are trying to determine during the investigation.”

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