A burned out light aircraft found in Quintana Roo:
It is presumed that the aircraft was allegedly used for the transport of drugs; elements of the Army and GN are deployed in the Othón P. Blanco Municipality.
A burned-out light plane was secured by the Mexican Army, near the Morocoy community, in the Othón P. Blanco municipality, State of Quintana Roo.
The aircraft, which residents reported yesterday in a jungle area was burned, especially the cabin
of the white twin engine jet, which had been destroyed by fire almost entirely. Around the place the recent clearing of the sides of the gap was observed. According to data from the National Guard, it could be a plane from Colombia loaded with drugs.
Elements of the Mexican Army and the National Guard implemented an operation in search of possible passengers for this aircraft, which is presumed to have been used to transport at least one ton of drugs. At the moment, no progress has been reported in the search.
Last Wednesday afternoon, personnel from the Seventh Motorized Cavalry Regiment and National Guard located in a jungle area located north of the community of Morocoy, municipality of Othón P. Blanco, a destroyed twin-engine jet and partially burned out.
Apparently the pilot had problems during landing and the plane was empty when it was discovered. It is presumed that he was carrying a little more than a ton of cocaine, based on the capacity of the plane.
According to preliminary information, the aircraft landed in a narrow gap known as “La Piedra” and located approximately 20 kilometers north of the town of Morocoy, according to investigations, the road had just been cleared, as there was freshly cut brush.
It was revealed that orographic conditions caused the jet to suffer damage to its structure and engine damage upon landing.
As can be seen in the graphics, it is a white twin-engine jet with side stripes and the capacity to transport a little more than a ton of weight, without registration number.
Unofficial data indicates that apparently the aircraft came from South America, usually from the country of Colombia, allegedly loaded with drugs which was unloaded before being burned.
According to data collected, it was established that military intelligence personnel discovered by overflight of said flying apparatus the night of last Tuesday, the 26th of this month, from that moment onwards they deployed a comprehensive operation and after several hours managed to locate the destroyed aircraft and semi burned out small plane in a jungle area near the town of Morocoy.
Therefore, the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) began with the pertinent investigation, while the military guards the area, it should be noted that the Mexican Army considers this area to be among the route of “irregular flights”.
This would be the fourth aircraft to land irregularly in different areas of the State of Quintana Roo.
Only the ailerons of the cabin remained from the aircraft found in the Mexican State of Quintana Roo:
The aircraft, which was burned, was apparently a double turboprop. Although no information has been given in this regard, everything seems to indicate that the aircraft had problems when descending.
* The Central American country of Belize does not have aircraft to chase narco-planes, but despite its shortcomings it has managed to seize important drug shipments in the last two years
* That small nation is passage of the aircrafts coming from Colombia and Venezuela, mainly so that the drug is crossed to Mexico and the United States
* Just yesterday, military elements found a charred narco-jet near the town of Morocoy, a community belonging to Othón P. Blanco.
Belize has a fairly high homicide rate, the main causes of violence in the neighboring country are the local gangs that operate mainly in that city, who participate in local drug trafficking and robberies.
As the country’s role in the international drug trade has grown, Central American gangs and Mexican drug trafficking groups have also established their presence in its territory.
Although the government of Belize has indicated that changes must be made to the country’s security forces, most of these forces continue to have few financial resources and agents are often poorly trained.
Belize, the least populated country in Central America, borders Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the south and west; The country’s eastern border with the Caribbean coast, along with the thick jungle areas, has made Belize an attractive destination for drug traffickers, who use the country as a gateway to Mexico.
The increase in drug and weapons seizures along the border with Mexico, and the growing presence of Los Zetas in Belize, led the United States to include the small nation in its observation list of the countries involved in 2011 in the drug trade.
The Belize authorities assure that Los Zetas could be acting on the border with Guatemala, another country where the group has a strong presence; in addition to the Sinaloa Cartel, which has connections in that country and this was confirmed in August 2012, when the United States Treasury Department sanctioned three suspected Belizean drug traffickers, who were key partners in this criminal group, and the presence of this criminal group that continues to take over that territory.
Despite the presence of transnational criminal actors, most of the violence in that nation continues to be generated by local gangs that participate in local drug trafficking and robberies, mainly in Belize City.
Belize is a transit point for the regional arms trade, as traffickers take advantage of the country’s weak border controls to bring weapons into neighboring Guatemala, Mexico, and Honduras, respectively.
It is a transshipment point for weapons from the United States destined for Mexico, due to the high concentration of security agents on the border between the United States and Mexico.
The country is also known to offer opportunities for money laundering, in part because its currency is tied, commercially, to the US dollar.
The Belize Police Department (DBP), attached to the Ministry of National Security, is the main body in charge of internal security; the institution has a reputation for being corrupt and inefficient.
In addition to managing the police, the Ministry of National Security is responsible for the Belize Defense Force (BDF), it is primarily responsible for external security, although it sometimes offers support to the BPD in national security, particularly in cities. from Belize.
Belize also has a coast guard, which is independent from the BDF and, among other things, is in charge of controlling maritime drug trafficking.
It has few resources and has only six ships, and it also lacks the equipment to carry out night patrols, which allows drug traffickers to transport their products in the dark and with little risk of detection.
Despite having little response capacity, Belize has registered a greater number of drug seizures in 2019, due to the increase in shipments from Colombia.
In early September 2019, Belize police confiscated 1,210 packages of cocaine from an aircraft that took off from Venezuela and landed on the banks of the Coastal Highway, near the municipality of La Democracia.
Following a gunshot fight, six people were arrested, four Hondurans, one Mexican and one Ecuadorian.
Figures for drug seizures in the country are incomplete, but still indicate that the number of shipments has increased considerably.
In 2018, authorities confiscated 996 kilos of cocaine found in aircraft across the country, the first seizures of this size after eight years, in the first nine months of 2017 only 58 kilos of cocaine were seized.
In the Report on the International Narcotics Control Strategy, published by the United States Department of State, Belize is mentioned as an important country for the transit of illegal drugs from South American countries.
In 2011, the country was added to the United States’ blacklist of countries considered to be the main transit countries, and continues to be included in that list.
Belize is suffering the same consequences that have afflicted other Central American countries; Cocaine production in Colombia is now greater than ever, and more shipments are passing through the routes through Central America, which is a reflection of this trend.
In Guatemala the number of narco-planes is increasing, and in Honduras there is also a greater flow of drugs.
Belize is an ideal stopover to transport cocaine, since it receives shipments of drugs from Honduras, Colombia and Venezuela in aircrafts and speedboats, its final destination for commercialization is towards the United States, passing through Mexico.
The country does not have adequate equipment to defend itself, among other problems, the Coast Guard lacks sufficient ships, and Belize does not have air defense or radar surveillance systems, making it difficult to track and monitor aircraft.
Its progress depends on the United States Southern Command, which has offered help to modernize the Belize Coast Guard, which includes financing 70 percent of its fleet and the training of most of its agents, although it also maintains coordination with military authorities. from Mexico that has allowed the insurance of aircraft in the last 2 years on the Belizean and Mexican side.