Police have launched an investigation into the landing of a private chartered aircraft at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on Monday afternoon after certain “irregularities” were discovered at about 15:20h.
This is according to the Police, who in a statement said that in keeping with enhanced security postures and intensified collaboration with management of the various Units /Agencies operating at the CJIA, “ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) were alerted and conducted a preliminary inspection of the aircraft and discovered certain irregularities which were promptly reported to higher Headquarters.”
Further enquiries, the police said, revealed that the registration number on the aircraft may be a false one as “another aircraft is reportedly carrying the same registration number and further that the “Data Plate“ which contains vital information about the aircraft, is missing.”
According to the Police, after subsequent enquiries were made to certain authorities, it was revealed “that the pilots and passengers were invited to Guyana by Mr Michael Brassington who was at the airport to receive them.”
Moreover the police said that “the ‘Handling Permission Form’ listed Roraima Airways Inc. as the handling agent for the aircraft.”
The aircraft has since been detained as the investigation continues.