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Mar 4, 2022

Drug Plane Lands Successfully, Removing It will be Difficult

The aircraft landed successfully on a marshy island and is intact; however, removing it from the location, says the Commissioner of Police, will be a challenge.

 

Chester Williams

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police, B.P.D.

“Through J.I.O.C., coast guard assistance was requested because the information was relayed by the Mexican air assets. We knew then that it would have been impossible to capture these persons via road and the only possible way would have been through the sea. But again, the coast guard vessel was not within striking distance and so by the time they got to the location, vessels had left with the cargo. Our Mexican counterparts were contacted and I guess they are still on alert on the Mexican side to see if those boats are going to arrive in Mexico with the cargo that came on that plane. The plane is a gulfstream jet and this is one of the rare occasions where the jet or the plane was not destroyed. It was still intact, but getting it out of that area may pose some significant challenges because the area is soft and we can see where the plane appears to be stuck, so I don’t think we would be able to move it from there. We found a number of small items in the area, including an A.T.V. that was submerged in the lagoon and our investigation into that matter continues.”


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