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Planes used for rendition linked to drug trafficking
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Edited on Fri Sep-28-07 08:17 AM by ck4829
U.S. authorities are assisting the Mexican government in the investigation of an American business jet that crashed in Cancun this week with four tons of cocaine on board, officials said Thursday.

Some news reports have linked the plane to the transport of terrorist suspects to the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but those reports cite logs that indicate only that the plane flew twice between Washington, D.C., and Guantanamo and once between Oxford, Conn. (Bush's home town), and Guantanamo. No terrorist suspects are known to have been transferred to Guantanamo directly from the United States.

The jet, carrying the tail number N987SA, changed hands twice in recent weeks. But how it ended up in the hands of suspected drug traffickers remains a mystery.

The Mexican attorney general's office said the blue and white Gulfstream II crashed on Monday in a remote jungle area on the Yucatan Peninsula. Authorities seized 132 bags of cocaine weighing four tons. Two men were arrested and jailed on drug trafficking charges in Merida, officials said. They declined to identify the men, however.

McClatchy is withholding the names of the alleged new owners of the plane because they couldn't be reached for confirmation.

But wait, it gets more interesting.

The plane appears on a list of planes connected to CIA rendition flights.

It has also happened before, a Gulfstream jet crashed in April of 2006 with plenty of cocaine on it and it has also been used for drug trafficking.

There is also the same MO:

Same make of jet used for this trafficking and for rendition flights

Shell companies that don't actually exist own the planes used for this trafficking and for rendition flights

The Iran-Contra Death Squad has never left us.
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  -Planes used for rendition linked to drug trafficking ck4829  Sep-28-07 07:55 AM   #0 
  - This story needs to get out there  notadmblnd   Sep-28-07 07:59 AM   #1 
  - Dirty little secrets, dirty little lies.  tanyev   Sep-28-07 08:00 AM   #2 
  - I just wonder if all these dirty tricks are soiling our flag?  The Backlash Cometh   Sep-28-07 08:09 AM   #7 
  - my my my  annabanana   Sep-28-07 08:04 AM   #3 
  - Is McClatchy a reliable source?  MelissaB   Sep-28-07 08:05 AM   #4 
  - They used to be Knight-Ridder and they are excellent. eom  OmmmSweetOmmm   Sep-28-07 08:09 AM   #5 
  - Knight-Ridder I'm familiar with. Thanks so much!  MelissaB   Sep-28-07 08:12 AM   #8 
     - You're welcomed!  OmmmSweetOmmm   Sep-28-07 08:17 AM   #11 
  - It's seems to be a reliable newspaper company  ck4829   Sep-28-07 08:09 AM   #6 
  - Top notch source.  hootinholler   Sep-28-07 11:30 AM   #22 
  - This is news?  dmesg   Sep-28-07 08:14 AM   #9 
  - k&r !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  eShirl   Sep-28-07 08:16 AM   #10 
  - not surprising  unpossibles   Sep-28-07 08:22 AM   #12 
  - The bush administration had to pay them off some how  Bitwit1234   Sep-28-07 08:25 AM   #13 
  - Who thinks Poppy Bush woke up in Jan 1993 and decided to STOP running drugs,  blm   Sep-28-07 08:27 AM   #14 
  - Ah, flights to Guantanamo are so routine  gratuitous   Sep-28-07 08:47 AM   #15 
  - Will McClatchy publish names? Any update should be very interesting. K&R. n/t  chill_wind   Sep-28-07 08:52 AM   #16 
  - Let's hear it for the good ol'  oscarmitre   Sep-28-07 08:54 AM   #17 
  - Many Florida connections to this jet with 4 tons cocaine on board that crashed this week in Cancun.  seafan   Sep-28-07 09:45 AM   #18 
  - U.S. government interests involved in the international drug trade? . . . blasphemy, I tell ya! . .  OneBlueSky   Sep-28-07 09:51 AM   #19 
  - And all BCCI, CIA drugrunning threads will be locked or deleted - it never happened  blm   Sep-28-07 10:58 AM   #21 
  - Kick  ck4829   Sep-28-07 10:55 AM   #20 
  - Kick for the afternoon crowd  ck4829   Sep-28-07 01:20 PM   #23 
  - "University of Wisconsin-Madison alumnus Wallace J. Hilliard, his associates & family merit a post"  bobthedrummer   Sep-28-07 11:43 PM   #24 
  - Surprise, surprise, surprise  Felinity   Sep-29-07 07:39 AM   #25 
  - This one needs another  tanyev   Sep-29-07 11:54 AM   #26 
  - .  bobthedrummer   Sep-30-07 08:11 PM   #27 

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