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Drug Cartels

Wed May 01, 2002 7:20 pm

I know some people Probably do not want to say but give it a try because I know a few people that have been Approached by Big drug cartels.
So anyone have any strange stories about how they got out of drug transporting or told the people not interested ?
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RE: Drug Cartels

Wed May 01, 2002 10:18 pm

This sounds like a planted question.....

Well as they taught me in school, uh how 'bout "Just Say No!"

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RE: Drug Cartels

Thu May 02, 2002 3:56 am

My step dad was a pilot for Eastern Airlines for 30 years through the late 1980s. Eastern was based in Miami, and their employees were the natural targets for recruitment into drug transport. (Just like AA's employees today).

In the mid-to late 1970s he says that there were bars around MIA that were starting to be infiltrated by the drug dealers in an attempt to recruit pilots especially, but also other operations people. The offer at the time started at $500,000 for one trip for a pilot. Later, through to the mid 1980s, things got more and more dangerous, and they started to offer up to about $2,000,000 to pilots.

The ramp and cleaning people, mechanics too, would also be offered a few hundred thousand to sneak drugs off a plane in MIA that had just come from Bogota or more often from a trans shipment point like the Bahamas or one of the other islands.

I'm sorry my stepdad doesn't reveal any specific details and doesn't admit that anyone actually took up the offers, but its safe to say plenty did.

kind regards,

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RE: Drug Cartels

Sun May 05, 2002 1:55 am

My dad just retired from the Colombian Air Force and he was doing flying instruction back in 1983 when a guy approach him in a restaraunt in the airport. he was asked if he was insterested in taking a DC-6 from here to the U.S. Since you don't want piss off this guys, he got out saying that he knew how important the "stuff" was to them and since he was a lousy pilot and that he might crash in the landing because of the anxiety and he didn't want ot ruin their bussiness. So the guy just laugh and walk away...

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