Saturday, December 12, 2020

Belize's record cocaine haul came from a Narco Jet

On February 27th, 2020, a suspicious aircraft was tracked moving toward Belize airspace. At just after four in the morning, the plane set down on a makeshift airstrip. Authorities swarmed the area to find an abandoned Gulfstream II (G1159A) business jet loaded with a 69 bales of cocaine. At over 1,800 kg, it is the biggest captured haul of its kind for the country.

The use of business aircraft to smuggle drugs throughout Central and South America has exploded with 2020 a record year.
A British Aerospace BAe-125-700A loaded with cocaine made an emergency landing in Quintana Roo in July. It wasn't the first.The cartels use jet aircraft as a net positive risk-reward. The Gulfstream II (G1159A) for example was certified in 1981 and production ceased 4 years later. They are largely out of service around the world, making them very cheap to acquire.

The jets can be had for several hundred of thousands or even tens of thousands, depending on airworthiness and condition. They can also carry a large payload, making them ideal for 'one way' drug missions.
See ----->Narco Jets