Local December 2, 2016 | 11:03 am

Dominican Gov. buys US$1.0M plane to chase drug traffickers

Santo Domingo.- The Dominican governmentbought a modern airplane to give chase to drug traffickers seeking to enter thecountry by sea.

The Italian-made aircraft, model TecnamP2006T cost nearly US$1.0 million.

According to local media, the twin-prop, 4seat plane assigned to the National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD), will count on maintenanceby the Dominican Air Force.

The aircraft features two Rotax 912 engines,of 95 horsepower each; variable pitch propellers, as well as a retractable landing gear.

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