Soldiers Involved in Plane Theft

Allegedly 19 or more military soldiers were involved in the theft of the plane from the San Pedro Sula military base in the Ramon Villeda Morales International Airport on October 31st, according to the Honduran Defense Minister, Marlon Pascua.

Armed men had entered through the back entrance of the military base, overpowered the guards, boarded the aircraft, and flew away, with the twin-engine aircraft that had had been seized from drug traffickers two years back. The plane had enough fuel for a half hour’s flight, and apparently, refueled somewhere else before landing in Venezuela.

Drug traffickers may have paid some $400,000 for last Sunday’s operation.

Pascua said that he and armed forces commander, General Carlos Cuellar, presented President Porfirio Lobo with a detailed report on the disappearance of the aircraft; and, that the people who participated ‘directly or indirectly’ in the theft of the aircraft from the Armando Escalon Air Base will be brought to justice.

2 Responses to "Soldiers Involved in Plane Theft"

  1. Axel Reyes Bogran  November 10, 2010 at 8:08 am

    It is horribly sad how corrupt our people have become, they stop at nothing to make a buck.

    The sense of self respect and morality is gone form the heart of our people.

    Either we teach our kids to be better citizens or there is just no hope for our country.

  2. Poolshark  November 8, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Unless they are in Cuba o Venezuela

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