By Aaron Humes
Tuesday Feb. 19, 2019
At least ten different aircraft suspected to be used as cargo planes moving drugs from south to north touched down in Belize’s airspace during 2018, the majority leaving little evidence behind and few arrests made. Of these at least eight were found in in the northern districts or mostly Orange Walk. Today when we see a wide four lane size road being scraped up we suspect it for illicit airplane landings.
This year, 2019, has started much the same away with another burnt remnant of a single-engine aircraft shell was found in the Mennonite community of Blue Creek area in the northwest of the Orange Walk District on Tuesday morning. Officially, police report that there was no one in the area and no drugs found at the scene. However, there was quite an amount of aviation fuel found. Reportedly, 3 full Fifty Liter containers and 12 Twenty Liter container full of suspected Aviation Fuel as present at the scene. This of course will lead you to understand that maybe the landing did not go as planned. Questions abound.
In one of two high profile cases reported in 2018, two senior officers including the then-commander of Orange Walk Formation, Senior Superintendent David Chi, were arrested after being found in the area. They were present in court a few day ago. The populace is wondering still what will happen with them.
A few weeks ago, an alleged whistleblower came forward with information alleging a police cover-up but was almost immediately threatened by unknown parties
In the US trail of El Chapo, Belize’s name was smeared as it was revealed that he had illicit dealing here in Belize. It can only be speculated as to what really transpired here. Every plane that files overhead at a weird hour of the night is in our lingo, a drug plane.
The Leader of the Opposition is on record as questioning when any real action will be taken to stop this invasion of our airspace and much more. When Guatemala comes in to farm it is incursion. What do we call the drug plane flying under our non-existent radar? Belizeans are tired of hearing us in International news for the wrong reasons.///