Suspected cocaine found on second small aircraft at Issano
The Guyana Police Force Monday afternoon stated that suspected cocaine was also found on the second small aircraft which crash landed some 600 yards away from the 9 Miles Airstrip at Issano, Middle Mazaruni River. A dead man was also discovered inside the aircraft.
The Force said because of the remote location, no further details can be provided at this time.
Regional Commander, Superintendent Deon Moore, previously confirmed to the News Room that the second aircraft was found and in order to have it removed the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority had to be contacted.
Three men, including two young pilots, were also arrested on Sunday night after the Police found that a first aircraft, a red and white Cessna, suspected to be a Brazilian Aircraft had crash-landed Issano.
Two pilots – a 38 year-old from Boa Vista and a 29-year-old from Temeremo, Venezuela – were arrested along with a 35-year-old Internet technician from Manaus, Brazil.
The Police said they use Google Translator to question the men. The men claimed they were heading to Suriname with another aircraft when the said aircraft developed mechanical problems.
As a result of the observation, the pilot crashed landed the aircraft at 9 Miles which caused one of the occupants to sustain a fractured right arm and minor bruises about his face. The aircraft was searched and examined, but there was no visible damage and nothing illegal was found.
Police took the three men into custody and seized their personal belongings namely a cellphone; Satellite phone, Identification cards and other items.