U.S.-Registered Gulfstream Crashes with Four Tons of Cocaine

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A U.S.-registered Gulfstream II, with a history of alleged links to the transport of terror suspects to Guantanomo Bay, crashed in Cancun on Monday and rescuers found four tons of cocaine on board. Mexican officials aren't saying much about the crash, including whether there were any casualties or arrests, but the Tacoma News Tribune says the plane changed hands twice in the week previous to the crash. The aircraft was built in 1975.

The aircraft is reported to have made two trips from Washington, D.C. and one from Oxford, Conn. to the U.S. detention center at Guantanomo Bay in Cuba. Some reports claimed terror suspects were on board but the newspaper says there's nothing that proves the aircraft was used to transfer terrorists. How it ended up running drugs in Mexico is also not known.