03/07/2009

Ultralight aircraft used in drug trafficking

By Emily Bazar
USA Today


In December, three government helicopters trailed the shown ultralight that had 350 pounds of marijuana strapped to it and hit power lines before crashing in Tucson, Ariz. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

SAN LUIS, Ariz. — Farmworkers who arrived at a San Luis, Ariz., lettuce field the morning of Nov. 17 found a grisly scene: the wreckage of an ultralight aircraft and the body of the pilot in the seat.

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