Tuesday, February 7, 2017

PGR ordered to pay 13M USD for alteration of drug trafficking plane

Javier for Borderland Beat  translated from Reforma

Cd. de Mexico An aircraft used to traffic drugs, seized in 2000,as a part of a drug trafficking investigation, was found to have been physically altered by the PGR agency (atty general office) .  Because of the finding the two pilots involved and charged in the case, were absolved of all charges, because the  alteration rendered the aircraft unusable in the criminal process as evidence.

Additionally, the alteration will cost the PGR 13.2 million USD

The aircraft was to have been returned to the legal owner,  the firm Servicios (and) Reparaciones Aeronáuticos, but decided instead to keep the jet and add it to the PGR fleet.

Then in 2006, the jet was dismantled and sold as scrap for 70,000 pesos. The rightful owner of the plane filed a lawsuit against the PGR in 2008, and six years later the court ordered an investigation to determine any illegal administrative activity.

The federal court found against PGR in November 2015 and ordered the PGR pay 271 million pesos (13.2 USD) in damages/losses caused to Servicios (and)  Reparaciones Aeronáuticos.

The PGR was dilatory in filing an appeal,  rendering the ruling as final.

“There must be an investigation into who was in charge of this case, and determine those responsible within the PGR office. There’s more to this than just the PGR paying,” said Rodolfo Félix Cárdenas, former Attorney General of Mexico City.

During the time when an appeal to the federal could have been filed, Adriana Campos López was the head of the PGR’s legal affairs department.

Subsequently, she was promoted to an inspector’s position by the Attorney General Raúl Cervantes.

“She allowed the deadline for an appeal to pass,  who knows if she intentionally let it happen?” added Cárdenas.

“Instead of facing the consequences after such a serious offense, she was rewarded. The Attorney General must carefully analyze what transpired,” said Fernando Yunes, the Commission of Justice in the Senate

Francisco Rivas, president of the National Citizens Observatory, said such cases happen often, not only at the federal level but also  under the watch of the state Attorney Generals’ offices as well.


“Protocols define one thing and the public prosecutors decide another.”

22 comments:

  1. So what I stole the plane. Big deal.

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  2. Servicios y reparaciones aeronauticos is a sinaloa/guadalajara cartel front company it is on the same part of the tarmac as the pgr hanger and the presidential plane. They have a contract to repair the pgr planes as well they have clearance to test fly them which means they dont necessarily need to log in where exactly they have been while test flying the planes.

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    1. Who is suprised?

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    2. Brilliant. Do does this mean EPN is a drug lord. Now I believe millie when he says they stole it all from white boots and had la chapa for dessert.

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    3. 11:10 5 years later wisdom bites your ass,
      and your hungry ass bites back, heheheheee...

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  3. Crooked ass government 😆

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  4. Good read and thanks for making me look up the word "dilatory" but I think the authors of the handy Elements of Style, if they were still alive, would advise a more common word. Exhilarating to look up a new word.
    -Sarai Fan Club

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    1. I'll bet you all the tacos in Mexico that I'm the only other BB reader who knows what's up with "The Elements of Style."

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    2. I have an old copy and years ago an updated version came out. It's still in use in some colleges and till this day I use it as a handy quick reference. I believe you fellow BB reader.
      -Sarai Fan Club

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  5. Hahaha that's going to leave them broke

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  6. Even if I read a story about someone throwing gum on the sidewalk and getting a fine for it, if it comes out of Mexico, any story I just question the credibility and facts and corruption.

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  7. So no charges for anyone just pay us with some of that drug money you made and we all go home. They find the real heads of the drug war and do nothing to really stop it why not?

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  8. Thats a huge difference in scrap price and plane value. Smells very fishy , wouldnt b surprised if the plane still flies. A billionaire or govt official would fly under the radar

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    1. Yes the plane is still up and running shipments

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    2. 4:51 the plane still flies, for new owners.
      Anyway, its former owners lost da plane because it was being used for drug trafficking, it was confiscated nothing to bitch about.
      Servicing y Reparaciones aigronauticas should be fined for their plane's involvement in drug trafficking instead of being allowed "to sue" for their plane, then again, there are many many other planes involved, ain' no wall high enough, heheheee...

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  9. Wow owe cartel 13 milt ja ja

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  10. Por favor agan un reporte de la balacera grande que se armo en Culiacan Sinaloa...
    El_Fm

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  11. So you pay some low/medium level PGR functionary to tamper with the evidence and BOOM the criminal complaint is dead in the water and the property must be returned.

    ADDITIONALLY: somebody at the PGR sold the plane (not as scrap and not for 70.000 pesos), but for the full value.

    Result for the cartel: criminal charges thrown out, money pocketed for the sale of the plane and money pocketed for the damages awarded by the court.

    WHO SAYS CRIME DOES NOT PAY??? YOU JUST GOTTA BE HIGH ENOUGH IN THE FOOD CHAIN AND SIT BEHIND A DESK!!!

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    1. Very similar to the Govenor who purchased an MRI machine for millions and then regifted for millions. A more sophisticated and developed form of 'till tapping' which every fiend worth his salt knows well.

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    2. 5:59 the drugs captured with that plane got sold too.
      --Governor femat of Ags. bought a 13 million pesos scanner
      --stole 16 million pesos for it, with fake bills of sale,
      --returns 12 million pesos to avoid prison
      --Keeps 4 million pesos, plus impunity for all his other crimes, and will leave his son "el principeso femat" a billionaire home free...

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  12. Going for the attorney's office was a smart move!

    Similar shit happens even the US! I remember during the trial of massmurdering drug-queen Griselda Blanco in the 90s the main witness (Charles Crosby) was having sex with the state attorney leading to the case being thrown out!

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  13. So whos gonna pay from there pockets? The money that the goverment steals perhaps?

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