Three held, businessman wanted over mystery plane

-Crime Chief says suspect admitted to helping build illegal airstrip

The twin-engine Beechcraft that was found on the illegal airstrip in the North Rupununi on August 13.

Three persons, including one who has admitted his involvement with the illegal airstrip and abandoned aircraft discovered near Santa Fe, in Region Nine last month, have been taken into police custody.

The arrests were confirmed by Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum, who told Stabroek News that the police were up to late yesterday afternoon  also pursuing one of the two businessmen who was previously detained in connection with the discovery. The businessman is said to be wanted for further questioning.

Blanhum said that ranks from the Criminal Investigation Department contacted one of the three suspects in Lethem and during questioning the man admitted his involvement in the construction and preparation of the illegal airstrip, which facilitated the landing of the aircraft.

A Region Nine contractor had….

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