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User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1040 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

I came across this article last night and it doesn't appear to have been discussed here yet, about how smugglers use planes as large as the B727 to transport loads of drugs and "other goods" between South America and Africa:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100113/wl_nm/us_drugs_security_aviation

Quote:
TIMBUKTU, Mali (Reuters) – In early 2008, an official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security sent a report to his superiors detailing what he called "the most significant development in the criminal exploitation of aircraft since 9/11."

The document warned that a growing fleet of rogue jet aircraft was regularly crisscrossing the Atlantic Ocean. On one end of the air route, it said, are cocaine-producing areas in the Andes controlled by the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. On the other are some of West Africa's most unstable countries.



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User currently offlineTharanga From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1865 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2352 times:

I think an early, and of course, totally incorrect speculation about AF 447 was that it collided with one of these drug smuggling planes. The issue is on the radar, so to speak, even though the planes fly below radar.


This drug trade is very destabilising to some places in west africa, like guinea and guinea-bissau.


User currently offlineN685FE From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 451 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1896 times:

Already covered here a couple of months ago.

Venezuelan Drugs Boeing Crashed In Mali: UN

[Edited 2010-01-15 05:47:38]


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