Tag Archives: Daniel Hopsicker

Busted Again! Another American "Mystery Plane"

At the heart of the story of Australia's current experience with the latest American-registered drug plane busted overseas is that this is not just another American "mystery plane." It's a "stealth" mystery plane.

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Tampa ‘Black Ice” drug operation tied to organized crime

Doug McClain learned the ins and outs of financial fraud while working for Robert Colgin Wilson, who—far more than “The Wolf of Wall Street”—exemplified the role of American organized crime in financial fraud during the last quarter of the 20th … Continue reading

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The Enterprise & Southern-style organized crime

The man who facilitated the purchase of several DC-9's for SkyWay Aircraft in St. Petersburg Florida was the company's  largest shareholder, Doug McClain Sr.'s Argyll Equities.  So how did he get such an important job in such a thriving Enterprise? … Continue reading

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Con man for Christ Floated ‘Cocaine One’ Drug Plane

Doug McClain Sr’s financial fraud career as a grifter, racketeer, and flimflam man can be  traced back more than two decades, and likely extends much further into his past. The so-far unanswered question about him has been where he first acquired … Continue reading

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Feds raid CIA-connected air charter in Fort Lauderdale

An affidavit filed by a DEA Agent in Colorado sheds new light on the mystery surrounding two American-registered drug planes from St. Petersburg  busted with a total of ten tons of cocaine. The Gulfstream II jet which crashed in Mexico … Continue reading

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NSA links to St Petersburg FL Drug Ring

Skyway Global LLC, the St. Petersburg, FL company that owned the DC-9 airline busted in Mexico carrying 5.5 tons of cocaine, made its headquarters in a 79,000 sq ft building owned by Verint Systems (NASDAQ: VRNT), a foreign tele-communications company with … 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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The FBI took a powder: Things you never knew about 9/11

If the Bush Administration lied to justify waging a war against Iraq, what truths still lie buried beneath the official explanation for what happened on September 11 2001? Before discussion about 9/11 was squeezed—in a pincer movement worthy of Hitler’s Panzer divisions—between … 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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Narco-jet in Costa Rica scandal tied to Iran Contra figure

A key employee in Bogotá of the Canadian oil company owners of the drug plane flown by Costa Rica’s President Laura Chinchilla was at the heart of the Contra Cocaine pipeline profiled by the late author Gary Webb in his 1996 best-seller “Dark Alliance.” David Scott … Continue reading

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