KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC ? Jamaica police say a United States registered twin engine aircraft that crashed on a private road owned, 15 miles south of the resort town of Ocho Rios in St Ann on Monday, killing its two occupants, had been stolen from the Bahamas.
Spokesman for Operation Kingfish Detective Sergeant Jubert Llewellyn said that the two occupants were also from the Bahamas.
“We have been able to determine that the two persons who met their demise in that crash in St. Ann are Bahamians. We have also been able to determine that the plane was stolen in the Bahamas and was registered in the US as stated earlier,” Sergeant Llewellyn said, without disclosing the names of the dead people..
The charred remains of the dead – one believed to be the pilot and the other a crew member – were found in the burnt-out aircraft which investigators say was involved in the transportation of illegal drugs.
The authorities had recovered approximately 2,000 pounds of compressed marijuana during a joint police/military operation in Ewarton, St Catherine shortly after the crash.
Llewellyn said four men travelling in three vehicles in which the drugs were found are still in police custody.