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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-28-07 09:21 PM
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136. HERE IS MCCLATCHY'S FOLLOW-UP STORY: Would someone who knows more...
about all of this than I do please post a separate thread with the story if you think it's needed --

Drugs on crashed plane belonged to Mexico's biggest dealer
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/20104.html

MEXICO CITY The four tons of cocaine found aboard a U.S.-registered business jet that crashed in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on Monday belonged to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, this country's most notorious drug trafficker, Mexican authorities said Friday.

The business jet that was transporting the dope to Mexico from Colombia was purchased just a week before the crash by a U.S. pilot with a history of legal and financial problems in Florida, interviews and official records indicate, but whether the pilot still owned the plane at the time of its crash is unknown.

The complex sale of the Gulfstream II jet and its end in the Mexican jungle highlight the increasingly complicated illicit drug trade. A recent report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office said the trade generates as much as $23 billion a year for Mexico-based drug cartels.

U.S. authorities say as much as 90 percent of the cocaine sold in the U.S. is shipped through Mexico.

At least three suspects, including a Mexican pilot, are in Mexican custody. Mexican authorities say two of the men offered them money if they would give back the cocaine and release any crewmembers....
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