Pi­lot of al­leged drugs plane likely to face more charges in PNG


Port Moresby: The pi­lot who crashed a small air­craft on a sus­pected drug run near Pa­pua New Guinea’s cap­i­tal is likely to face more charges.

David John Cut­more’s Cessna crashed on take-off at an old airstrip, al­legedly car­ry­ing over 500 kilo­grammes of co­caine bound for Aus­tralia.

PNG Po­lice later seized the co­caine, but not be­fore Cut­more and the drugs went miss­ing for days. The Aus­tralian pi­lot has al­ready pleaded guilty to a charge of il­le­gal en­try under the Mi­gra­tion Act.

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