Guatemala seizes three planes in private hangars after plane from Ecuador found with drugs

Posted on August 21, 2012 • Filed under: Drug Activity, Guatemala, Latin America Aviation

The portfolio of the Interior conducted six raids in coordination with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in private hangars La Aurora International Airport. The operation was completed one day after the discovery of a small plane, an Ecuadorian company, which was carrying 405 kilos of cocaine. This expedited forfeiture actions taken yesterday, where he had already identified that the area was high risk, said Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla. “We did a risk assessment at the airport and high vulnerability found in the area of ​​private flights.” The action seeks to improve the security and controls in all seaports, land and air in the country. The hangars are leased, but does not involve extraterritoriality, the official said. Read Article

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