There Were 2 Crazy Plots to Smuggle Out Gadhafi's Son

Plans to get al-Saadi Gadhafi out of Libya were 'Indiana Jones-style'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2012 8:13 AM CST
In this undated file photo, al-Saadi Gadhafi, son of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, watches a military exercise by the elite military unit commanded by his brother, Khamis, in Zlitan, Libya.   (AP Photo/Abdel Magid al-Fergany, File)
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(Newser) – The strange story of the plot to smuggle al-Saadi Gadhafi into Mexico gets stranger: Prosecutors now say they actually broke up two plots to get Moammar Gadhafi's playboy son out of Libya and into Mexico, plots that the AP calls "Indiana Jones-style." A Canadian woman, Danish man, and two Mexican suspects allegedly hired pilots to fly from Mexico to Kosovo, then to Tunisia and finally Libya, back in July.

But "they weren't able to do it out because the pilots refused to carry out a secret landing" in Libya, says an assistant attorney general. The group then planned a second attempt with new pilots, but by then Mexican authorities had learned of the plot; they arrested the four in November before the group could carry it out. The suspects had been under house arrest until being formally charged last week. Read the full story for more on the 4,586 blank Mexican passport forms that were involved, as well as details of the luxurious properties where Gadhafi was to have lived (complete with butler service).

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