translated from Spanish: They find burned plane and 735 kilos of cocaine in northern Guatemala

Guatemala City.- Guatemalan anti-narcotics forces found a charred aircraft and seized 735 kilos of cocaine on a clandestine runway in a remote area of the northern department of Petén, bordering Mexico, reported on Saturday the government and the Fiscalía.La aircraft and the drug shipment were found on Friday as part of an Army operation in Laguna del Tigre National Park , in the municipality of San Andrés, detailed the Guatemalan government in a statement.
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Images released by the Ministry of National Defense showed the plane burned at the end of an illegal runway built in a jungle area, in addition to several white bags containing the drug packages.

Photograph: MP Guatemala.

According to the Public Prosecutor’s Office (Fiscalía), after several hours of inspection a total of 745 kilos of cocaine, valued at about $1.3 million, was counted.

Photograph: MP Guatemala.

For security reasons the cargo was moved via area to a military base in Guatemala City.According to official data, so far this year security forces have located 23 aircraft and jets in desolate areas used in drug trafficking operations, mainly in the north and south of the country. In 2019, Guatemala confiscated 54 aircraft on suspicion of being used to transport drugs. At the end of July, a castrense patrol found a fire plane and seized 2.1 tons of cocaine in the municipality of El Chal, also petén.Guatemala and the rest of Central America, are used by international cartels that, with the help of local accomplices, traffic shipments of drugs and launder money, which has an impact on the criminal violence that plagues the region. According to the United States, 90% of the cocaine that arrives in that country passes by planes, boats and even submarines through Mexico and Central America.You may also be interested:

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