American owner of record of the DC9 airliner from St Petersburg
busted in Mexico carrying an astonishing 5.5 tons of
cocaine was the subject of a drug trafficking investigation back in 1995, we have learned.
According to a DEA report on the DC9 sent to
National Anti-Drug Office, Frederic
Geffon was investigated by US Customs in Tampa, Florida in 1995, after
being identified as an aircraft-broker-dealer working with drug
J. GEFFON DOB: 08.02.1948, home address 10316 Paradise Blvd, Treasure
Island, Florida, was the subject of an investigation by US Customs in Tampa,
Florida in 1995,” stated a DEA report on the highly-publicized DC9 incident in
the Yucatan to
Luis Correa, the Director of Venezuela’s National Anti-Drug Office.
was identified in 1995 as an aircraft-broker-dealer working with drug
the fact that he was no stranger to Federal law enforcement, Geffon was never charged with any crime. Similar
government action—or inaction—occurred with respect
to a second figure in the ill-fated DC9 drug move, this time in Mexico.
being taken into custody, the
pilot of the DC9, Carmelo Vasquez Guerra, was—inexplicably and
with no explanation—quietly released by Mexican authorities.
When it comes to this particular drug trafficking
organization, DTO for short, both nation's apparently have an official policy
amounting to “Catch and Release.”
Something fishy this way comes
The powerful American-led global
cartel exposed when a DC9 from St Petersburg Florida was busted in Mexico in
April of 2006 carrying an astonishing 5.5 tons of cocaine has been making news
from Tampa to Timbuktu.
losing the DC9 and its 5.5-ton cargo, The Organization has been responsible for:
Precipitating, according to UN officials, a violent coup in the West African
nation of Guinea Bissau, called Africa’s first narco-state.
Boeing 727 airliner discovered burning the middle of the Sahara, torched after
delivering 10 tons of cocaine onto an improvised runway of dirt and hardened
an official from the Dept. of Homeland Security in Timbuktu, who raised the
alarm earlier this year with a claim that Al Qaeda was behind the recent surge
of drug trafficking through Africa.
drug plane cited as proof (SEE PICTURE ABOVE) that Al Qaeda was moving into African drug trafficking
was flown by the same pilot, Carmelo Vasquez Guerra, who flew the DC9 from St
Petersburg busted with 5.5 tons of cocaine.
caught flying a business jet carrying a half-ton of pure cocaine in the West
African nation of Guinea Bissau.
once again, he was released.
Jeb Bush, Republican "Jihadi"
Guerra’s flight into Guinea Bissau in the drug plane pictured above was the
"proof" an anonymous U.S. Dept of Homeland Security official told reporters, of
Al Qaeda's drug trafficking progress through West Africa.
However, it is clear that
unless Al Qaeda operatives have taken to playing shuffleboard in Florida
retirement communities and hanging out with Republican “jihadis” Jeb Bush and
Mel Martinez-- both of whom backed, and were backed, by the company which
owned the DC9 busted in Mexico, flown by the same pilot who flew the West
African drug flight pictured above--that the anonymous DHS official was making
claims that were without a shred of truth.
The claims were, in other words,
they were perhaps designed to conceal is an operation revealed by this recent
event (about which we will soon hear more):
airplane from a
secretive USAF Special Forces Command recently crashed in the
Sahara, bearing a paint job very like that boasted by the DC9 from St.
Petersburg which was busted in Mexico with
5.5. tons of cocaine.
It pays to be friends with Vicente Fox
Owning a plane busted with 5.5 tons of
cocaine hasn't resulted in any criminal sanctions for Geffon.
Corroborating allegations of selective prosecution were
DEA affidavits filed in Mexico to support a request for extradition to the U.S.
of key personnel from the Mexican currency exchange, Casa de Cambio Puebla,
whose top executive, Pedro Alatorre Damy, has been fingered by American law
enforcement as a key financier to the Sinaloa Cartel.
Jose Ramon Gutierrez de Velasco, one of
the major partners in the Casa de Cambio Puebla exchanges, is the former mayor
of Vera Cruz and a close political associate of former Mexican President Vicente
Fox. His family has been rallying to prevent his extradition to the U.S.
His father, Carlos Augusto Gutierrez de
Velasco Oliver, sent a letter to President Felipe Calderón claiming his son is
the victim of selective prosecution. U.S. authorities have avoided
investigating the Americans who sold the planes to the Sinaloa Cartel, he wrote.
The U.S. admitted in court documents
that the American airplane owners knew they were selling planes to Mexican drug
cartels, said Carlos Gutierrez de Velasco in an interview with Mexico City
The buyers are in trouble with the law.
The sellers aren't
"The Wachovia Brotherhood"
willing participation of America’s 4th largest bank in laundering billions of
dollars of drug money has revived interest in a case with a number of troubling
and so-far unanswered questions.
Wachovia Bank paid a $160 million dollar fine last month in a plea deal with
federal authorities who had uncovered the bank’s decade-long history of
laundering billions of dollars of drug money for Mexican drug cartels, it shone
a spotlight on the enduring presence of what may be the world’s most powerful
Big chunks of the drug money laundered by Wachovia was used to buy a fleet of
At least nine planes came from two St Petersburg aircraft
brokers, including the DC9 from St Petersburg Fl caught in Mexico carrying an
astonishing 5.5 tons of cocaine in April of 2006.
That plane was supplied by Frederic Geffon, through his still-murky partnership
with family fraudsters Brent and Glen Kovar’s Skyway Aircraft.
Curiously, the other St Pete aircraft broker supplying planes to drug cartels, a
man named Larry Peters, operates a company which is also called Skyway Aircraft.
Although he disavows any connection between his Skyway and Brent Kovar’s, it is
such a bizarre a “coincidence” that it has even raised eyebrows in law
enforcement in Florida.
In fact, the St Petersburg group appears to possess an apparent inexhaustible
supply of “get out of jail free” cards.
"The Shuffleboard Cartel"
St Petersburg FL is a retirement community on Florida’s Gulf Coast, better-known
as the shuffleboard capital of the world than as a haven for the American Drug
Nonetheless, a haven it is—and has been— since the 1980’s, when
notorious Iran Contra cocaine smuggler Barry Seal wheeled drugs through a
“secure” airport entry point described by his long-time money man as looking
like the opening to a giant tent.
This is a perfect description,
we later discovered, for The Raytheon Corporation’s general
aviation terminal at Tampa International Airport.
Anyone who believes that there are no American Drug Lords, or an American-led drug
cartel, needs to be able to answer a few simple questions. Like:
isn’t Frederic Geffon in jail?