BURS Fines SA Air Company

Grounded UDC campaign jet and helicopter at the Francistown International Airport PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG
Grounded UDC campaign jet and helicopter at the Francistown International Airport PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG

The Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) has fined Waleed Helicopter Services, a South African company, which the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) leased two aircraft from.

The penalty is for allegedly breach of some customs regulations.

Last Wednesday BURS detained the two airplanes, an Agusta 119 and a Beech 190, under the suspicion that the pilots failed to comply with customs procedures.

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