Det lyder kanskje for vilt til å være sant, men New York Post siterer kilder i DEA som sier Osama bin Laden haddde planer om å selge forgiftet kokain i USA. Det var snakk om å kjøpe tonnevis av kokain. Baronene fra Colombia trakk seg. De fryktet tap av marked og fare for eget liv.
Osama bin Laden tried to buy a massive amount of cocaine, spike it with poison and sell it in the United States, hoping to kill thousands of Americans one year after the 9/11 attacks, The Post has learned.
The evil plot failed when the Colombian drug lords bin Laden approached decided it would be bad for their business – and, possibly, for their own health, according to law-enforcement sources familiar with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s probe of the aborted transaction. The feds were told of the scheme earlier this year, but its existence had never been made public. The Post has reviewed a document detailing the DEA’s findings in the matter, in addition to interviewing sources familiar with the case.
Sources said the feds were told that bin Laden personally met with leaders of a Colombian drug cartel to in 2002 to negotiate the purchase of tons of cocaine, saying that he was willing to spend tens of millions of dollars to finance the deal.
It was not clear where the meeting took place.
Bin Laden hoped that large numbers of Americans dying from poisoned coke would lead to widespread terror.
«They wanted to kill thousands or people — more than the World Trade Center,» said a source.