Belize police seize cocaine from midnight flight

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

BELIZE CITY, Belize (AP) – Police in Belize say authorities have seized 2 tons of cocaine flown into the country aboard a small plane that made a bold midnight landing on a highway.

Authorities have also detained five officers thought to have cordoned off a section of the road so the twin-engine Beechcraft could land early Saturday.

A police report released Monday says authorities found 80 bales of cocaine in a village near the highway, a main thoroughfare in southern Belize.

It was not immediately clear where the plane came from or what happened to the aircraft and its pilot.

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