A plane crashes during its flight to smuggle cocaine in Guatemala
In an attempt to smuggle drugs between Venezuela and Mexico, four people were killed in the plane crash during its flight.
The anti-drug police in Guatemala said in a statement on Thursday that the plane had crashed Tuesday night before Wednesday morning in a remote area 130 km north of the capital Guatemala and that it took off illegally and was flying over the capital.
The investigators said that they found 3 kilograms of cocaine and weapons and also found two bodies on Wednesday and two on Thursday.
Investigations showed that one of the dead was a drug dealer wanted by justice since his escape from prison in March 2019.
The Guatemalan Interior Ministry said that the US authorities demanded the extradition of this prisoner on charges of smuggling drugs from Latin America to the United States of America.
Since the beginning of the year, Guatemala has detected 26 aircraft smuggling drugs in remote areas of the country, and 54 aircraft suspected of illegal smuggling operations have been intercepted.
The United States said that 90% of drug smuggling operations are carried out on its soil by air, land and sea, either on boats or on submarines.