Det er mistanke om at narkokartell sto bak at flyet med innenriksminister Juan Camilo Mourino falt ned midt i Mexico by tirsdag ettermiddag. To svarte bokser er sendt til USA for undersøkelse. 14 mennesker mistet livet.
Both “black boxes” were found where the Learjet 45 slammed into rush-hour traffic in a posh Mexico City neighborhood, Transportation Secretary Luis Tellez said at a news conference. Five people on the ground and nine people on the plane were killed in Tuesday’s crash, including Interior Secretary Juan Camilo Mourino.
Officials say they have few clues why the plane suddenly dropped from the evening sky.
But they have been unusually open in publicizing details of the investigation, trying to discourage conspiracy theories that thrive in a country on edge from relentless news of drug-related shootings, kidnappings and beheadings. The violence has surged during a two-year-old army and police offensive to wrest control from drug cartels.
The 37-year-old Mourino, one of President Felipe Calderon’s closest confidants, was Mexico’s equivalent of vice president and domestic security chief. Also on the plane was former anti-drug prosecutor Jose Luis Santiago Vasconcelos, who had been the target of at least one assassination attempt.
Narkokartellene fører krig mot regjeringen så lenge den våger å sette seg opp mot forbryterne. Det de kriminelle ønsker er en regjering som bøyer av og innser sin avmakt. Så lenge regjeringen nekter det, er det krig.