The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) has intercepted an aircraft classified as suspicious according to the federal police in the state of Amazonas. In addition to the entire Brazilian aerospace defense system (SISDABRA), two Embraer A-29 Super Tucano fighters were involved in the actions.
The twin-engine aircraft, Model B-58 Baron, was intercepted at around 1:05 p.m. in Amazonas state yesterday. The twin-engine engine was boarded by an A-29 which was applying the air surveillance measures. The intercepted aircraft went through investigative and persuasive procedures until it was instructed to make the mandatory landing in Porto Velho (RO) under the joint coordination of the Aerospace Command (COMAE) and the Federal Police.
Then the twin-engine landed on a pasture in Porto Velho, where the federal police took over the shares. The two pilots who manned the plane fled, and one of them was later arrested by police almost immediately. 578.5 kilograms of cocaine were found on the plane. (Javier Bonilla)
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