Captured Narco Jet Loaded With 69 Bales Of Cocaine Is Biggest Bust In Belize History
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March 7, 2020 - by TYLER ROGOWAY for thedrive.com
Just after midnight on February 27th, 2020, a suspicious aircraft was tracked moving toward Belize airspace by a neighboring country's counter-narcotics air asset.
At just after four in the morning local time, the plane set down on an austere airstrip in Belize. Authorities, working off actionable intelligence regarding where the plane had landed, swarmed the area to find a Gulfstream II (G1159A) business jet loaded with a whopping 69 bales of cocaine on board.
Clearly the cartels see the use of these aircraft as a net positive risk-reward equation, regardless of massive seizures like this one. For countries with limited aerial capabilities, like Belize, they are uniquely challenging to deal with...
According to Belize's Channel 5 News, it is the biggest captured haul of its kind for the country...
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