ORANGE WALK TOWN, Wed. Sept. 23, 2020– Noel Codd, a farm owner and businessman of Orange Walk Town, on whose farm a suspected drug plane landed on the morning of September 21, 2020, was charged with possession of prohibited ammunition (a 7.56 round), and was taken to the Orange Walk Magistrate’s Court today.
Codd pleaded not guilty, and was offered bail of $5,000 and a surety of the same amount. He was able to meet bail and was ordered to return to court on October 27. He was arraigned by Magistrate Marlene Moody.
After the arraignment, Codd was again detained, pending further investigation into the matter.
Commissioner of Police Chester Williams said that the owner of the farm in the Santa Martha area on which the plane landed, and a Mennonite who owns the bulldozer that was found near the plane, which was used to push the plane into the bush so it would not be seen, are going to be charged.
During a police press brief held yesterday, the Commissioner of Police said that there is evidence that both men were present when the plane landed.
The Commissioner said that the suspected illicit cargo from the plane and the plane’s crew could not be found.