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Military presence increased after another drug plane found bound for Quintana Roo

Campeche, Campeche — Military police along the Campeche-Belize border have been increased after a recent drug plan was discovered bound for Quintana Roo.

Belize Police Commissioner Chester William said the Hawker Siddeley HS.125 aircraft that was found earlier this week, was destined for the state of Quintana Roo.

Their Intelligence Unit reported that the aircraft, which had set out from Venezuela, had a landing destination in Quintana Roo, but was diverted. They say that the drugs on board the plane were transported in three vans guarded by armed men from the village of Crooked Tree (Belize) to Mexico.

Since then, elements of the 34th Military Zone have deployed at strategic sites along the Belize Border Zone with Campeche.

Belize authorities reported that this latest aircraft was identical to others that have been destroyed, usually by fire, once they are unloaded. The plane was discovered 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning near the village of Crooked Tree in the Belize District, near the border with Quintana Roo.

Authorities were alerted to the presence of the aircraft after residents reported hearing a low-flying plane. There were no arrests.

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