(Jamaica Gleaner) A multipronged investigation has been launched into whether a deregistered plane bearing the Mexican flag that crash-landed in Rocky Point, Clarendon, on Saturday evening was on a smuggling mission.
High-level security officials have been tight-lipped on the probe so far amid mounting speculation because Rocky Point is one of several nodes along Jamaica’s southern coast known to be hotspots in the illegal drug trade.
Independent civil organisation, Global Initiative, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, also noted that Rocky Point was notorious for being a hub in the deadly guns-for-drugs trade.
While it is unusual for planes to land in Rocky Point, a senior law enforcement official theorised to The Gleaner on Sunday that it was likely that the pilot had been trying to land the plane at unofficial airstrips in the region.
Deputy Prime Minister Dr Horace Chang, who briefly spoke with The Gleaner on Sunday, said that he was still gathering information on the incident that has shocked some residents of the coastal community.