Friday, April 23, 2021

Ylli Didani torpedoed

Albanian Ylli Didani, 43, was indicted on a drug conspiracy charge in Detroit. Along with the late Marty Tibbitts, the men were building a submarine designed to store cocaine and attach itself via magnets to the hull of cargo ships crisscrossing the Atlantic. Their prototype submarine was called "The Torpedo." Tibbitts was portrayed as the drug ring's financier, bankrolling the purchase of cocaine.
Tibbitts' death in a vintage plane crash forced co-conspirators to abandon submarine plans. The drug ring was torpedoed in 2019 as cops seized more than 3,400 kg of cocaine worth more than $100m in a banana shipment in the Netherlands.