The Guyana Defence Force, the Guyana Police Force and the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit have launched a joint investigation into the discovery of an illegal aircraft at the Yupukari Airstrip in Region 9.
The twin engine Cessna aircraft was found on Wednesday morning, with no crew in site. The GDF had received a report of the plane being spotted in the area, the day before.
Investigators from the GDF, Police Force and CANU are all in the area conducting the probe. They suspect that the plane may have been used to ferry drugs and other illegal items into Guyana.
They have not released the registration number of the aircraft but are said to be engaging neighbouring countries and the US to assist with the probe.