TODAY NICARAGUA – Authorities in search for four men seen leaving the area after allegedly abandoning the aircraft with 89 kilograms of cocaine.

The airlane, with the call letters TI-ATRregistered in Costa Rica, was found abandoned in a canal in in Los Lirios, Puerto Morazán, Chinandega, in Nicaragua’s northwest.

In Costa Rica, authorities do not know yet know the name of the registered owner, say there was a transfer of title in the last eight days, the previous owner being a corporation.

The airplane departed from Costa Rica’s Tobias Bolaños airport in Pavas (San Jose), headed to the area of Punta Islita on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, piloted by Arias Vargas and Campos Barrantes, each with two and half years experience, respectively.


The alert in Nicaragua was received around 8:30am. The deputy police chief told Channel 4 news that several specialized police units were on the scene and that the pilots are among the fugitives seen fleeing the area in a truck.