The federal government said the Michigan CEO led Double Life as a drug trafficking organization in a cocaine submarine project.


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High-flying Michigan telecommunications executives have lived a double life as funders of the vast international drug ring, according to a federal indictment opened Wednesday. Among the secrets he claims is the plan for the parasitic submarine “Torpedo”, which aims to carry secret cocaine around the world.

Marty Tibbitts was the CEO of Clementine Live Answering Service, but often used the common codename “Dale Johnson” in communications related to his work as a drug trafficker. He was killed at the age of 50 in a plane crash in 2018. An aviation enthusiast with a pocket to prove it, he founded the World Heritage Aviation Museum in Detroit. He died when a vintage fighter he was maneuvering plunged into a dairy barn in Wisconsin and took 50 cows.

Details of Chibitz’s dual life are federal against 43-year-old Iri Didani, a global drug ring leader, for conspiracy to distribute controlled drugs on U.S.-controlled boats, and for conspiracy to distribute. Regulated drugs revealed as part of the prosecution, and money laundering. Didani was arrested in North Carolina this week. His cartel is said to have sold cocaine in 15 countries.

The two vessels reportedly collaborated on a remote-controlled submarine, the torpedo, which was attached to the hull of a cargo ship via powerful magnets. Prosecutors say they planned to pack cocaine into a submarine, track it via GPS, and isolate it from hosts up to 100 miles away from the European coast. The fishing boat then collects the underwater drone and its contents.

Tibbitts and Didani allegedly paid $ 12,000 to an unidentified company to develop a submarine from an Albanian bank account via cryptocurrency and wire. Officials said the company didn’t know what the “underwater hull scrubber device” meant.

According to federal officials, the Michigan CEO funded Didani’s business, and a study began in 2015 detailing his involvement. In 2016, he is said to have issued a $ 864,000 check to the cartel. Or gold exchange business. He then flew to Washington, DC on a private plane, giving Didani $ 350,000 at midnight. In total, he will provide the cartel with more than $ 1.8 million, the indictment says.

However, Chibitz’s death abandoned the torpedo plan and sent the organization into a spiral. Didani flew to half a dozen countries in search of new funding allegedly found in the UAE. But the investigator was already approaching. In August 2019, Dutch authorities seized 753 kilograms of cocaine hidden between bananas from a cartel in Rotterdam. Similarly, in February 2020, Dutch police picked up a 644 kg duffel bag with advice from the US Drug Enforcement Administration.

A Tibbits neighbor said in an interview that he was a drug trafficker who was happy with his gadgets, he was unbelievable in his explanation. Detroit News.. He lived on Lake St. Clair in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, and lived for $ 6.4 million in a 12,000-square-foot house owned by a former saxophonist of the silver bullet band.

“I think anyone who hears this will be shocked,” a neighbor named Ali Buchanan told the paper.

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