Last updated on July 16, 2019
Chetumal, Q.R. — Just 2 kilometers from the community of La Union in the town of Blue Creek, Belize, Belizean authorities found the charred remains of a Cessna plane.
According to first reports, it is estimated that the aircraft was intentionally burned. Authorities of the neighboring country of Belize say they presume the aircraft was used for the transfer of drugs from a Central American country to Mexican soil and onward into the United States.
Several hundred memebers of the National Guard have reinforced vigilance of the Ribera del Río Hondo, mainly in the area of La Unión to detect drug movements as well as illegal migrants.
The military reports that more than 100 illegal planes are detected each year flying over Mexican territory from a South American country. Several are found burned in deep jungles in the southern portion of the state of Quintana Roo.