Abandoned plane suspected to be part of ‘guns-for-drugs’ trade
While the plane found abandoned at an illegal airstrip in Region Nine on Monday had nothing illegal on board, sources say it was apparent that it was a part of a “guns-for-drugs” trade that has being ongoing in Guyana’s underworld.
On Monday, the Ecuadorian-registered 421 Cessna plane was seized at an illegal airstrip at Pirara, way off of its projected pathway, repainted and with its registration number changed.
Civil aviation air traffic controllers received their last “garbled” radio contact the day before from pilot, Brazilian national Gonçalo Ferreira Lima Neto, 41, who is still being sought by local law enforcement authorities. …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.