Tag Archives: 5.5 tons of cocaine

The NSA, Drug Trafficking, & the Crash of Cocaine2

This will someday be remembered as the year when shocking new discoveries about the National Security Agency became an almost daily occurrence. But amid the steady drumbeat of revelations, the one I’ve been waiting for hasn’t yet surfaced: The NSA’s involvement … Continue reading

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Six years on: The mysterious crash of Cocaine2

Six years ago this week an American-registered luxury jet, a Gulfstream II—later dubbed “Cocaine 2”—crashed just before dawn in the middle of the jungle in Mexico’s Yucatan carrying four tons of cocaine. The event, and its aftermath, changed forever an … Continue reading

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Colombian Drug Lord Vanishes After Conviction… in the US!

A major Colombian drug trafficker who willingly sought extradition to the United States—even offering a $40 million bribe to officials in Brazil to send him to the US—apparently knew what he was doing. After being extradited and convicted in Federal … Continue reading

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DC-9 ‘Cocaine One’ kingpin’s secret conviction

It was the biggest drug seizure on an airplane in Mexican history. It led directly to the forced sale of Wachovia, then America's 4th largest bank. And it threatened to become America’s most notorious drug scandal since Iran Contra. Yet … Continue reading

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American agents wounded in Mexico linked to CIA drug planes

In a violent incident whose explanation daily grows more murky the two "U.S. embassy officials" wounded by Mexican Federal Police officers in an attack outside Cuernavaca were revealed to be CIA agents by major Mexican news organizations earlier this week. … Continue reading

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Spain Drug Bust Links Chapo Guzman, Mexico’s new President

When a lieutenant for the Sinaloa Cartel was arrested this week in Spain for drug trafficking, it became a major scandal in Mexico for a curious reason. Until several days ago no one had ever heard of someone from a … Continue reading

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HSBC Narco-Bank: Too big to fail, too big to go to jail

The big news in the US Senate’s Permanent Sub-Committee on Investigation’s 340-page report released last week on drug money-laundering by London’s HSBC Bank, the world’s 4th largest, is the answer to the question: Is there a bigger Drug Lord in … Continue reading

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Mexican Drug Lord linked to 5.5 ton-cocaine bust

Six months ago, the LAPD was telling reporters the decapitated head found underneath the Hollywood Sign was the result of a "gay lovers triangle."  Six months later, they were still pursuing the gay "thing," only instead of a gay boyfriend … Continue reading

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“Hollywood Head” Was Drug Cartel ‘Concierge’

The decapitated head found in a plastic bag on a hiking trail in the shadow of the  Hollywood Sign four months ago belonged to a man known to local authorities as  the former “concierge” in Los Angeles for the now-defunct … Continue reading

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The San Diego DEA’s Dirty Secret

If the San Diego DEA is looking for suspects with more than a little bit of coke dust sticking to their lapels or a few marijuana seeds in a car ashtray, we’d like to help. Nine college students got together … Continue reading

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