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Readers’ reactions – Police hunt occupants after crash-landing in smuggling hotspot

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2021 | 12:07 AM

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. Here are some readers’ reactions sourced from The Gleaner’s Facebook and Instagram pages:

“They are unbelievable. I’m almost certain it wasn’t a humanitarian mission they were on, since they vanished after the landing and there was no word if any air traffic controllers were in contact with them. Plus, something seems more off about the Government’s response to this though.”

– Elon Wilson

“So y’all just ready fi admit seh is a smuggling hotspot? We already put two and two together, and know seh a drugs and/or guns come here.”

– Aneika Murray

“’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.’ What else would a deregistered plane be doing?”

– Omar Spence

“Jamaican police dem cah investigate a ting; call in Monk or Annalise Ketling or Olivia Pope.”

– Kimy Francis

“Jamaica authorities are a big joke. They left the scene unprotected to residents to tamper with evidence and remove parts from the airplane.”

– Miroslav Patrick Henry

“The people missing. The cargo missing. Most of the plane is missing. Gwan investigate.”

– Louise McGovern

“So you know it’s a smuggling hotspot and it’s not monitored?”

– Odane Daley

“It’s like a movie, ‘cause a only movies I see dem things yah.”

– Nicholi McCaulsky

“If Rocky Point is a hotspot, why is not being monitored. What happen to the coast guard and all the people at the control tower? Apparently they all fell asleep at the same time. This is no local operation.”

– Audrey Amos

“The community people tampering with the scene, they should be charged.”

– Kayan Macmason

“Not even a press conference? Nothing? Okay.”

– Jovan Madden

“Y’all can’t even find the door and seats, much less the occupants.”

– Marcy Williams

“JCF, this bigger than unuh.”

– @_michaelcollins41

“Nothing but pure, unadulterated slackness this! The ‘higher’ powers playing ‘see no evil, hear no evil’.”

– @marshmellow433

“At this point we need the ghostbusters on the search team.”

– @willryanwilson

“Jamaica only have radar for taxi man, I see.”

– @brownzie_2019jb

“I think them already left the island. If not, they gonna lay low until everyone forget about this, then they leave.”

– @golden_heart_1

“Seriously, what else would it be doing? Bring the COVID vaccine to Jamaica?”

– @raymphill