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Jun 25, 2021

Plane Lands in Mangroves: Cargo Offloaded

According to Commissioner of Police Chester Williams, the fight against transnational narco-trafficking is becoming more challenging for local law enforcement authorities. Early Friday morning, narco traffickers skillfully landed a narco-plane in a mangrove area, in Monkey River Village, not easily accessible by land. The pilot’s maneuvers on the mangrove terrain were so crafty, that ComPol Williams says it will be impossible to remove the plane from the area in one piece. He gave us the details of this latest landing.


Chester Williams

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“Yes there is such information. Last night we were on the lookout. We had a tract that was declared out of South America coming our way. The tract entered our airspace just after one a.m. last night. As we normally do, we had deployed our personnel. That is police and B.D.F. to the possible landing spots. Around one thirty, thereabout, the plane disappeared from the radar. This was somewhere of the Riversdale area. And so, we had received information that it had landed in the Riversdale area. We had a team in that area, and they went to make checks in the airport in that area. The search was futile. We went and searched other possible landing spots within that geographical area. Again the search was futile. A subsequent fly over was done. And, the plane was spotted right in the Monkey River village area in an area that had some low mangroves. Again, it goes to show the skillful nature of these pilots. The plane landed not on any runway, not on any open lot, but in mangroves and made a good landing too. And, it is right beside the lagoon, the river. We managed to get our troops int h area and they had checked the plane, there were no content. We assume that having landed the content was discharged. A boat probably was waiting right at the lagoon and the cargo was taken away.”

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