A private jet allegedly packed with drugs was intercepted by the Mexican Federal Police near the Felipe Carrillo Puerto Municipality in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo.
La Jornada, one of Mexico City’s leading daily newspapers, reports the jet landed on a highway in flames after being attacked by a Mexican Federal Police “gunnery helicopter.”
A gunnery helicopter from the armed forces opened fire this morning against a small plane, which had to make an emergency landing on the Chunhuhub-José María Morelos highway section, in the central-western region of Quintana Roo, the head of the Secretariat of Public Security (SSP) of the state, Alberto Capella Ibarra.
The official said on his Twitter account that “the registration of the aircraft is apparently XB-RCM and could be related to illegal activities. Federal authorities attending to the investigation.”
Initial reports indicate that around 7:30 am this Sunday an Army helicopter that was flying over the area opened fire on the aircraft.
The plane began to emit smoke and later landed on the highway and caught fire, according to unofficial reports.
Witnesses who broadcast videos on Twitter report that the aircraft landed smoothly and was set on fire by its crew, who fled the scene.
Other versions indicate that, upon landing, the crew of the ship unloaded a shipment of drugs they had on board and placed it inside a van in which they fled, which they abandoned kilometers later.
Capella asked motorists to avoid the affected stretch of highway.
Federal authorities had come to the area to carry out the corresponding investigation. – La Jornada
A bunch of videos of the private jet burning on the highway has surfaced on social media in the last hour.
“#almomento a Private Jet allegedly linked to organAn alleged attack from the air would have shot down a small plane at kilometer 61, on the Chunhuhub road section, municipality of José María Morelos. #QuintanaRoo . The aircraft could have been used to transport drugsized crime landed in an emergency on the section of the Morelos highway #QuintanaRoo supposedly after a confrontation he had to land and the aircraft was completely consumed,” tweeted LectorMx.
Un presunto ataque desde el aire habría derribado una avioneta en el kilómetro 61, del tramo carretero Chunhuhub, municipio de José María Morelos #QuintanaRoo. La aeronave podría haber sido utilizada para transportar droga pic.twitter.com/O0LVpk5pgk
— LectorMx (@LectorMx) July 5, 2020
Mexican military on the scene.
— Televisa Quintana Roo (@TelevisaQR) July 5, 2020
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