Seized Beechcraft still in custody of SOCU

The Beechcraft plane which was detained along with its owner more than two weeks ago shortly after it landed at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport at Ogle remains under the control of SOCU.

The detentions had been made as a part of a  money laundering investigation

Stabroek News was informed yesterday that officials at the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) are still doing work. Though the owner has been released, the plane cannot be as it is still an active investigation.

The Beechcraft BE 58 plane, bearing registration number YV-2377, had arrived here from Puerto Ordaz in Venezuela and was promptly detained. The pilot who is also the owner is a Guyanese national who has dredge operations in Guyana and Venezuela.

The detention of the plane came just weeks after passengers and crew of another aircraft were detained at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri, before being released and cleared of any wrongdoing.



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