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Nov 28, 2011

Crashed Mexican plane with Colombians linked to Monterrey, Mexico

On Thursday night around ten o’clock a fatal crash near a wooded area northwest of the Belize Zoo claimed the lives of two Colombian nationals piloting a single engine turboprop airplane registered in Mexico.  While the direction in which the Cessna T210 aircraft was heading remains unknown, it was later discovered that its occupants, Miguel Reina Rodriguez and Hector William Salcedo Velasquez, were both flying with equipment suggestive of narco-trafficking.  The paraphernalia included various SIM cards as well as GPS locators.  News Five has since been reliably informed that a nexus between drug operations and the ill-fated flight had been established. Though no police report has been sent out regarding the plane, further investigations by News Five into the accident has revealed that the vessel was owned by businessman Carlos Herrera of Chilcota Tax Company in Monterrey.  At seven-thirty on Friday morning, an employee of the University of Belize who happened to be in the vicinity radio tracking tagged wildlife discovered the wreckage from the downed aircraft.  The conservationist, stumbling upon the scene, immediately alerted the owners of the property, Richard and Carol Foster, who in turn notified Belmopan police.  A team of officers was quickly dispatched to the area where the scene was processed and an investigation was launched. The results of that probe, according to Minister of Police Doug Singh, are yet to be forwarded to his desk.  It is unknown what will become of the bodies of the Colombian nationals.

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