The two Mexicans who were rescued from a plane crash on Sunday in Ecuador, are in custody on suspicion of activities related to drug trafficking, local media reported today.
The two individuals, of unknown identity, were evacuated by helicopter to the Clinica del Ala de Combate 22 in Guayaquil, and then taken to a hospital in the city, where they are in police custody, newspaper El Comercio reported.
This source points out from security sources that the cessna plane crashed on Matorrillo Island “did not present a flight plan”.
For its part, the Ministry of the Interior notified through its Twitter account that “it is presumed to transport substances subject to control”.
In the morning, the Air Force (FAE) had reported the rescue of two Mexican citizens after entering Ecuadorian airspace without permission in a small plane.
According to the FAE, at approximately 14:00 local time on Sunday (19:00 GMT), the air defense radar system detected and monitored a small plane in the south of the city of Guayaquil.
Forty-five minutes later, the plane crashed so that the FAE activated its search and rescue system and a helicopter made two aeromedical evacuation flights in which the two Mexicans were rescued.
“The evidence of this search and rescue operation was given to the competent authorities for the pertinent legal purposes,” the FAE added without specifying details about the identity of the rescued, or the activity of the damaged device. (I)