Re­gion 9 con­trac­tor ar­rested after dis­cov­ery of il­le­gal airstrip

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Crime

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.

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