A plane with cocaine on its way to Suriname crashed in neighboring Guyana. On Sunday, the Guyanese police found another crashed plane on an airstrip in the jungle. The surviving crew was arrested, Surinamese said media.
The latter aircraft was a red and white Cessna 206, probably a Brazilian aircraft. It was found around eleven Sunday evening on 9 Miles airstrip, Issano in the Middle Mazaruni river. Three people have been arrested: two pilots, a 38-year-old from Boa Vista, Brazil and a 29-year-old from Temeremo, Venezuela. The third was a 35-year-old man from Manaus, Brazil. The Cessna has made an emergency landing on the airstrip 9 Miles. One of the occupants was slightly injured.
The police already suspected that another plane had crashed in the area. The questioning showed that the men flew to Suriname with another plane when that plane had mechanical problems.
Monday afternoon local time, a second crashed plane, a Beechcraft, was found also in the Issano area of Guyana. On board was a dead man and 390 kilos of cocaine.