It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
A plane that crashed in southern Mexico earlier this week was attempting to deliver tons of Colombian coc aine to an infamous Mexican drug cartel, an official with the federal attorney general's office said Thursday.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to talk about the case, told The Associated Press that Mexican authorities arrested the plane's pilot, identified as Edik Munoz Sanchez, Tuesday night.
The 21-seat Gulfstream II plane crashed Monday in the southern state of Yucatan, about 160 miles west of the beach resort of Cancun. Police found bundles packed with 4 tons of coc aine at the scene.
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., 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 airplane landed checked on the prisoner-island Guantanamo, whose flight-data became, of European authorities with the suspicion at kidnapping of terror-suspecting between 2003 and 2005 at least three times. The then operator was the company Richmor Aviation, the airplanes to the further-rental offer, of those was used quite a lot for conspiratorial operations the CIA.