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Venezuelan aircraft released following probe

first_imgThe Venezuelan aircraft which was detained earlier this month, following an investigation by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), has been released.On Wednesday it was revealed that the investigation has been completed, and legal advice was obtained upon the submission of some necessary documents.The investigation unit involved the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), and the GCAA, along with security officials.According to the Police, the pilots and a senior official of the Venezuelan Embassy, on behalf of the foreign nationals detained, assisted and cooperated fully in theThe Venezuelan aircraft that was detained and now releasedinvestigations.The Police also revealed that the data plate was subsequently located by the investigative team on the very aircraft, and the log book was also found which indicated that the aircraft had been in operation since 2014.In addition, all outstanding documents which were required were submitted to the investigators, who later confirmed that they were authentic and confirmed by the GCAA.The Police said there consequently was no reason to further detain the aircraft, and as such, it was released.It was reported that the plane landed in Guyana at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) with a fake registration number, and the Data Plate which contained vital information was missing.Based on reports received at that time, the private chartered flight, which is suspected to be registered in Venezuela, landed on July 9 at about 15:20h.However, in keeping with security postures and intensified collaboration with the management of the various units operating at the CJIA, ranks (CANU) were alerted, and conducted a preliminary inspection of the aircraft, during which certain irregularities were discovered.Guyana Times understands that the registration number of the aircraft raised eyebrows, since another aircraft was carrying the same number. As such, the matter was reported to the CANU headquarters and orders were given for the aircraft to be detained.The Police had stated that after enquiries were made, it was revealed that the pilots and passengers were invited to Guyana by one Michael Brassington, who was at the airport to receive them.Brassington and the four passengers reported to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), while the two pilots arrived in the company of agents of CANU. Two of the passengers and the pilots were Venezuelan.last_img read more

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Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp refuses to pile pressure on sole attacking option Christian Benteke

first_img Christian Benteke and Jurgen Klopp 1 Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is refusing to pile the pressure on striker Christian Benteke as he looks to justify his £32.5million transfer fee.The 25-year-old Belgium international has scored just six goals for the Reds since his summer arrival from Aston Villa, the last of them the decisive strike in a 1-0 Boxing Day victory over surprise Barclays Premier League leaders Leicester.However, Klopp, who inherited the powerhouse frontman from predecessor Brendan Rodgers, is looking to provide the right support to help Benteke fulfil his potential.The German, who recently held man-to-man talks with the player, said: “I don’t think that you should always create a scenario like this with pressure on the player and say, ‘Come on, now you have to show’.“We spoke about a few things, and that’s always important to clear the situation or whatever. He knows what he has to do, that’s for sure. He is a player with such potential, so if he doesn’t play perfectly, you always think, ‘Okay, there’s a little bit, there’s a little bit’.“Of course, he’s not the same striker as Daniel [Sturridge] or Divock [Origi] because of the movement. All these strikers are different. We have to use his natural skills and he has to try to be more involved in the game, that’s all, and then we can make steps together.“It’s not possible to come in as a player and try to play your own style when the team plays differently, for example.”Klopp, who takes his team to struggling Sunderland on Wednesday evening, has few options up front with Sturridge sidelined by a hamstring injury and Origi awaiting the results of a scan on a similar problem.last_img read more