Foreign aircraft with suspected cocaine lands in Orealla savannah
A foreign aircraft with an unknown quantity of suspected cocaine made an emergency landing in a savannah in Orealla, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) on Thursday, according to Toshao of Orealla, Lewis Devir.
Based on reliable reports he received, Toshao Devir said that the aircraft landed in a savannah near the airstrip in the village and next to where a road is being built. There were two men on board.
The Toshao said that it appears as though there is cocaine inside the aircraft, but the officers on the ground are awaiting ranks from the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) and the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to confirm this.
When the Toshao spoke with the News Room, he did not receive any information on what nationality the men found abroad the aircraft are.
However, an eyewitness from the area told journalist, Royan Abrams that the aircraft landed at about 14:00hrs after running out of fuel.
According to the eyewitness, the two men told residents that they were travelling and visiting several areas to do sport fishing and other leisure activity, but they encountered difficulty while in the air.
Investigations are ongoing.