CoI established to investigate illegal aircraft found at Yupukari
President David Granger has mandated that a Commission of Inquiry be established to investigate the circumstances under which the foreign aircraft, which was discovered near the village of Yupukari, Upper Essequibo-Upper Takutu on September 13, 2016 had entered into the country.
According to a statement from the Ministry of the Presidency, Brigadier Edward Collins has been identified and appointed as the Commissioner and will be sworn in on Wednesday (September 28, 2016) before Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan.
The Commission is expected to examine, advise and report on all circumstances under which the twin-engine Cessna Aircraft bearing bogus United States registration number; N767Z entered into the country.
The aircraft was discovered by the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) following information received, at a location just off the Yupukari airstrip; an area that has been under regular and constant surveillance because of its close proximity to another airstrip used by aircraft that were connected to the illicit drug trade.