Region 9 contractor arrested after discovery of illegal airstrip
Chief, Wendell Blanhum has confirmed that a regional contractor in Region Nine has been arrested in connection with the illegal airstrip, which was recently found in Santa Fe, North Rupununi area.
The man has been identi- fied as Julian Nelson.
It was previously reported that after receiving word that a foreign aircraft was seen numerous times in the location within the span of a month, police launched an investigation.
Shortly after, the discov- ery of the illegal airstrip and over a dozen 10-gallon jars were found.
At the time that ranks were on the scene, an aircraft was seen landing, and three men exited. As such, the men were detained and the aircraft inspected, leading to the discovery of a quantity of dry ration, medical supplies, gents clothing among other items.
Police “F” Division Commander, Rabindranauth Budhram had told media operatives that the illegal airstrip was over one mile long, five feet wide and appeared to have been recently graded.
Investigations are ongoing.