Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Colombian narco plane intercepted in Mexico

A Cessna 404 Titan was found loaded with more than a half ton of cocaine in the southeastern Mexico state of Campeche after it was detected illegally entering the country’s airspace. The narco plane was traveling from Colombia and was picked up by the country’s air surveillance system. Two Air Force jets and three helicopters were dispatched from a base along Mexico’s southern border and pursued the aircraft. The plane eventually landed in a field 49 miles east of the Campeche municipality of Miguel Hidalgo. 460 kilos of cocaine was recovered from the aircraft. Two suspects ran into dense bush and got away. Depending on air worthiness, a Cessna 404 Titan might be worth $400k.