Cops arrest suspect who helped mystery plane passengers

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

Four persons, including two who allegedly helped the men who were seen fleeing from the aircraft that was found abandoned near Santa Fe, in Region Nine, are now in custody.

Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum confirmed the fourth arrest yesterday.

Stabroek News understands that two of those in custody allegedly helped the men who were seen fleeing move from one location to another following the discovery.

It is also being alleged that the businessman who was previously detained and is now wanted for further questioning allegedly paid to construct the illegal airstrip that was used by the aircraft. He has since gone into hiding.

On Saturday, Blanhum had said that ….

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