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Dec 10, 2020

Suspected Drug Plane Crash Lands in Southern Belize

Late this evening, the Office of the Commissioner of Police confirmed that a suspected drug plane landed in southern Belize.  Information was received from international counterparts of three suspect tracks coming out of South America and we can confirm tonight that one made a clandestine landing in an area of southern Belize that is not known for these illicit activities.  The area is extremely remote with dense vegetation and the landing was confirmed by air assets around four-thirty this morning. It took law enforcement officers several hours to get to the location, which is now being canvassed for the cargo and its traffickers; the aircraft had been torched.   We can also confirm that the charred vestiges of another drug plane were discovered in the same general area, but on the Guatemalan side of the border.  Earlier today, the media was able to get preliminary information from ComPol Chester Williams on the suspect narco plane.


Chester Williams

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“We have been dealing with these plane landings for some time now and it is extremely difficult to prevent all of them from landing. We often do not get credit for those that we averted and we would be bashed for the very few that do find their way in our country. We did receive information that there is a possible landing right along the Belize Guatemala border in the most southern part of the country. We have not been able to confirm, but we have officers, police and B.D.F., heading to that location since earlier this morning, trying to get there, but it is extremely rough terrain and like I said, it is all the way close to the Guatemalan border. So it will take them a couple hours to get there. As soon as they arrive at the location, if it can be confirmed, we will be briefed and the media will be given an update as it relates to that particular situation.”

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