Financier's Arrest Ties Drug Jets Flown From St. Pete

By HOWARD ALTMAN and KAREN BRANCH-BRIOSO The Tampa Tribune St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport is a focus of an international investigation into the purchase of airplanes by a Mexican drug cartel. Mexican authorities...


Photo: Mexican authorities discovered 3.7 tons of cocaine in bags aboard this Gulfstream II after it crashed in the Yucatan. The plane was bought at St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport.

Photo: Pedro Alfonso Alatorre Damy

He's named as financier for the Sinaloa drug cartel.

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