GUYANA: Close to 1000lbs cocaine found on plane

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(Guyana Daily News) Responding quickly to information received, at about 15:00 hours yesterday Thursday May 20, 2021, police ranks from the Region 6 Police Division located a foreign registered four-seater Bonanza Beechcraft aircraft that had earlier landed on a sand trail at Orealla Village, Corentyne, Berbice River.Two foreign nationals, suspected to be Brazilians, who were in the vicinity of the crash site were arrested by the Divisional ranks and an initial search of the aircraft revealed a quantity of suspected cocaine.Other ranks of the Police Force’s SWAT Team, GDF and CANU were mobilised and dispatched to the scene from Camp Ayanganna aboard the GDF’s BEL-412 helicopter.A thorough search of the aircraft was conducted and a total of 453 packages containing 453 kilograms of suspected cocaine were found, along with 2 Global Positioning Systems, 1 Radio Set, 3 Mobile Smartphones, 2 Identification Cards and the Aircraft Registration Documents.

The two foreign nationals, the suspected cocaine and the aircraft are in police custody as the investigations continue.

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