Brazilian pilot found at illegal mining site fined millions, sentenced to prison

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Alexander Felix Plan, the Brazilian pilot, found at illegal mining sites at Aishalton, Region Nine, last February, has pleaded guilty and was Wednesday fined and sentenced to jail.

According to Police Headquarters, Plan changed his plea, using an interpreter, from not guilty to guilty. He was represented by lawyer Jevon Cox.

He was charged for operating a civil aircraft without an Airworthiness Certificate and was fined $1.5 million and sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for this offence.

For operating an Aircraft without Insurance, he was charged $2.5 million with an alternative of 18 months imprisonment.

Having arrived in Guyana by air, he was further charged for disembarking the aircraft without the consent of an immigration officer. For this offence, he was fined $30,000 and sentenced to twelve months imprisonment.

He was also charged with the offence of interfering with an aircraft and was fined $1.5 million and sentenced to eighteen months imprisonment.

The sentences, Police said, are to run concurrently.

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