A US cargo plane has been impounded in Zimbabwe after a body and millions of South African rand were reportedly found on board.
Ground handlers at Harare International Airport spotted blood dripping from the aircraft after its pilot requested permission to land to refuel.
The state-run Herald newspaper said that millions of rands and a body were discovered on the jet which was flying from Germany to South Africa.
David Chawota, general manager of the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe, confirmed that a plane registered with Western Global Airlines – which is based in Estero, Florida – was impounded in Harare on Sunday.
“The case is now in the hands of the state. It involves nationals and property of other countries … but yes we impounded the plane on Sunday,” he said.
“The crew requested to land for refuelling but our ground-handling personnel discovered blood leaks and became suspicious.”
The crew included two Americans, a South African and a Pakistani, according to The Herald.