Local authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a burnt aircraft along the Bissaruni Trail, some 12 miles east of Kwakwani, Region Ten (Upper Demerara-Berbice).
The discovery was made at around 08:00hrs last evening. When ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) arrived on scene, the plane was discovered to have been destroyed by fire and abandoned.
Officials believe the plane was deliberately set on fire in a bid to destroy any evidence.
From all indications, it was a Cessna-206 foreign aircraft. Due to the extent of the damages, officials were unable to identify a registration number.
INews understands that no traces of illegal drugs were found neither were any individuals found aboard or within the vicinity.
An investigation is underway.