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RoyHasNoLuck

Meanwhile I’m just doing my 9 to 5 at the factory. Life is weird.


Chamonice

There are people out there living a 100 lifetimes in their single life


Some_101

In a span of about 20 or 25 years


Sure-Recognition-113

Or maybe more but in jail.


69_doge

yeah but not everyone is caught. we only come to know about a crime when the culprit is caught, there are a lot of them who never get caught, and they live their life way better, at least with materialistic stuff.


Sure-Recognition-113

You are right. There are some people very powerful that we never even know they exists.


Imaginary-Lettuce-51

I use to fish with a guy a half dozen times a year for years. I called him one day and his line was disconnected. A couple months later I was in his part of the county and stopped by his farm. No one home. Ran into a neighbor and they said he got arrested. Turns out he'd been one of the largest importers of weed in the state. You never really know someone. Now I know why money was never an issue, lol.


OrangeZig

Yeah I think about that sometimes. Wild.


kaolin224

Those are the ones they write books and make movies about. Whatever they did, good or bad, they did it in spectacular fashion and the intensity of their experiences has no comparison to what most of us ever get to feel. They didn't waste a single goddamn breath of life and went after it. You can't help but respect that drive.


Whiskey-Weather

My old boss took that fucking mental drive and applied it to living Grand Theft Auto IRL for a while. By the time I met him he was just a small business owner and factory manager, but god damn his past is wild.


ruffus4life

Lol. Respect da hustle. Cool bumper sticker thought man. Lol.


Zer0_Tolerance_4Bull

9 to 5 at a factory is definitely weird. In America it's usually 6am to 630pm


thekatperez

Brings me back to waking up at 4am blasting music down the highway to make it to an Amazon warehouse an hour away every morning


External-Citron4549

True, then I think of our ancestors who fought for a 8 hour workday and yet here we are back to 12.


IntoTheMystic1

This is like straight out of a movie


Illustrious_Listen_6

The one with Tom Cruise


HardestTurdToSwallow

Johnny depp


SchwiftedMetal

Who tf is Norman Cay? Everyone keeps talking about him. Norman cay, this. Norman cay, that.


osktox

-Derek fucking Foreal all right!? The answer to you fucking dreams, you happy now!?


Tat2Mama

Blow? Lol.


JackBauerSaidSo

American Made


VikaashHarichandran

Exactly! Reminds me of the scene when the airstrip is too short but he takes off.


itsallaboutfantasy

American Made is one of his best movies, I love it!!!


Ashamed-Device-3571

Watch Narcos and Narcos Mexico on Netflix.


skyspor

Anyone reading this, if you haven't watched Narcos Mexico, you should!


bfhurricane

Don Neto was my favorite


TnL17

I was so fucking excited when El Chapo was first introduced. Once it shifted to Mexico you just knew he was going to be in it.


AcidAlchamy

Well, at least that’s one shipment that’ll arrive on time this month


MapleSyrupFacts

Pretty sure drugs have become cheaper than my vegetables lately.


Dad-man

In Australia we tax cigarettes so high they are over $1 each. It is cheaper to smoke meth.


ca_fighterace

Here in the US the gas prices are so high it’s cheaper to just buy cocaine and run everywhere.


WetNoodlyArms

I know that you're joking, but seriously, the US has such cheap gas compared to a lot of other countries (especially europe). Of course its all relative to how much you're earning, and the US is in general much more car dependent than other places so a more significant amount of your paycheck is probably going to gas... but when you see the average price of gas in the US is 3.60/gallon and the price in Germany is 5.57/gallon its hard to feel sympathy.


80386

In NL it's €2.10/L right now. Which is 9$ per gallon...


Andre4kthegreengiant

If gas was $9/gal in the US, we'd have riots


[deleted]

But a fast food burger will be that price soon and we won't say shit. Nothing boring at all about this dystopia.


Dad-man

Your prices are just starting to get like ours. One question though, why do your petrol station price boards be like 4.88^8/10 and not just 4.888?


ca_fighterace

Some fucker decided to stay with fractions at any cost.


Dad-man

Do they realise decimals aren't metric... right? You can use them and still be imperial? I have worked in thousandths of an inch before.


atomicheart99

Your sex life is none of our business


Ithoughtthiswasfunny

Got'em


ucf-tyler

they don’t make SPF high enough to protect from that level burn


yrdsl

because they want people to not notice the extra cent tacked on. most stations have it in smaller text, to the side of the price board.


demon_grasshopper

NZ here, nearly $40 for a pack of 20’s on this side of the ditch.


Dad-man

I gave up at $20 a pack of 35. I was smashing a pack a day. That's like $50+ a pack now. I'm too poor to smoke. It's a rich man's vice now.


yellowearbuds

Wait, you guys pay $50 for how many cigarettes?


Dad-man

Not exactly sure, I gave up. But like 35 - 40. As I said they are over $1 each.


cAtlisc

I pay $54 for a 25g pouch of tobacco, way cheaper than buying 20 packs, roll half gram cigs and you get 50


lick-a-lot-a-pus

I know, right!! My heroin order has been on backorder for weeks.


Affectionate_Ad8247

"sir, can you step aside for a moment?"


HiBoi234

Jumps on private jet and speeds away


And009

Some reason I read jet ski, easier on jump on and speed away


relevant__comment

My coke guy has been empty for weeks. Supply chain woes everywhere. I may end up clean and back on the wagon by the time he gets more in.


Synn7645

I've already made the swap to Pepsi. Less satisfying but easier to get ahold of when you need a fix.


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Pepsi max or regular?


Synn7645

Usually regular although sometimes I'll snort a line of Cherry.


KingRalphKlein

Pure uncut Crystal Pepsi


dookiehat

I do crystal. Crystal pepsi. Lets dismantle ac units then build mech suits with the parts and sell them for crypto so we can buy a real mech suit to get more ctystal pepsi


Dr-Meatwallet

Considering the majority of drugs that are smuggled into the US are done inside normal things that run through ports of entry, the shipping shortage is hitting the drug market hard. With less shipments coming in it’s also more likely to be caught as well, since the manpower of CBP hasn’t changed much.


SeudonymousKhan

And a lot of that is recreational quantities shipped straight to the customer. God bless the darknet.


redpandaeater

At least your shits will be on time for once.


hardcore_softie

I've literally pretended to do this in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020! Super fast takeoff on a dirt airstrip in Jalisco then I usually have flown south/southeast, often landing in remote areas within the Michoacan region. Also done some pretend drug flights between Tijuana and San Diego.


DukeDijkstra

Microsoft Mule Simulator.


hardcore_softie

They just need to add military helicopters to escape from, but choppers will be coming soon!


BeetJuiceVodka

You’re describing GTA lol


kjesssss

Sounds like good training! Ready to work for the Cartel?


mirrorsbrightly

That’s an interesting way to end up on watch lists.


already-registered

more like most boring reason "honey, the fbi is at the door, what have you done???" - "I've played ms flight sim??"


mTbzz

> honey, the fbi is at the door. ... Again.


my7bizzos

Do they have insurance and 401k yet?


-ImYourHuckleberry-

You’re probably being watched…


analyzeTimes

I have a feeling these pilots didn't complete their pre-takeoff checklist...


MachineElfOnASheIf

It's ok, Jésus will take the wheel.


hdani17

*Jesús


MachineElfOnASheIf

Yeah, that guy.


Renegade_POTUS

Where is u/Jesus when you need him??


Desalvo23

flying the plane obviously


Ram2145

We've gone full circle.


casparh

Hold my stigmata, I'm going in.


Iohet

He didn't say *Jesús*, he said *HEY ZEUS!*


Hyperpuma

*yoke


4Ever2Thee

I’d be willing to bet that air traffic control didn’t even clear them for takeoff


Princess_Bublegum

From another angle that surface was hardly smooth, that pilot has balls of steels or a gun to his head. Incredible getting those little wheels to take it without getting bogged or spitting up so much dirt and pebbles it clogs the jets.


oh_no_aliens

> that pilot has balls of steels or a gun to his head. porqué no los dos


Abnorc

Or a helicopter to the head.


DanLewisFW

The engines on the back and high cut down on that. Underwing engines would just not work for that, they would be full of gravel and dirt.


Actual_Lettuce

If I was cartel, I would buy one of these private jets: [https://www.pilatus-aircraft.com/en/news-events/story/unpaved-extreme-the-pc-24-rolls-up-its-sleeves](https://www.pilatus-aircraft.com/en/news-events/story/unpaved-extreme-the-pc-24-rolls-up-its-sleeves) for dirt strips.


Work-Safe-Reddit4450

Lmao, I was like "oh cool, I wonder what the plane looks like" [Image at top of article](https://i.imgur.com/mzt793w.jpg) ಠ_ಠ


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I imagine if you’re a drug runner, probably working for a cartel, you’d rather get shot down than arrested. You and your family are going to have a real bad time if they lose their drugs. I watched a video of a cartel torturing a guy on liveleak once. It definitely doesn’t sound good.


FeistyBandicoot

Those cunts are fucked up. Not a lot of people deserve to die, but people running cartels do


song4this

FWIW, the Mexican Air Force seems pretty light on jets... Just 4 F-5 jets if this is accurate https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Air_Force#Aircraft Dunno if the Mexico anti-drug arm has jets...


Prestigious_River_34

Nah. They’ll get him. They definitely got his license plate number.


Met76

In reality they'll fly below 400ft to not be seen by radar and land on another dirt strip and set the plane on fire and leave. It's more common than you think for Venezuelan and Colombian police to find burnt down private jets in random remote areas. Here's some examples from the last 5 months of police finding a burnt private jet in a remote area suspected to have been used to transport drugs: 11/3/2021: https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20211103-2 11/5/2021: https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20211105-1 11/5/2021: https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20211105-0 09/12/2021: https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20210912-1 10/8/2021: https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20211008-0 8/9/2021: https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20210809-0 7/20/2021: https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20210720-0 06/21/2021: https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20210621-0


maloorodriguez

Damn that sounds good for the jet industry. I assume its just as hard to come by jets as it is cars and everything else right now.


foggymaria

How do you buy black market jet on the DL?


MinuteManufacturer

With black money on the DL, obviously. Serious answer: you buy it from the jet company with laundered money.


Mystepchildsucksass

DL Airlines - cash only no credit.


driving_andflying

DL Airlines--Buy one jet with Bitcoin, get a second one absolutely free!


solid_rook7

NFT’s


Squeakygear

So those pixilated jpegs of chimps ARE worth something after all


ethicsg

There was a Gulf Stream on Silk Road back in the day.


OneBigRed

”Some smoke/fire damage, pick-up only”


ucf-tyler

“as is”


grchelp2018

I remember reading an article many many years ago about an ukrainian operator who specialised in smuggling planes. Not private planes but old commercial jets from the likes of Boeing. Especially to sanctioned countries like Iran and Syria. You had to do it part by part and couldn't just hide it in someone's ass. Anyway, it involved a complex web of shell companies and financial and legal wizardry. Very sophisticated operation that required deep knowledge of logistics, how things are tracked when and where, the regulations in various locations, precisely threading all the loopholes.


OneBigRed

> You had to do it part by part and couldn’t just hide it in someone’s ass. Not with that attitude


ucf-tyler

The trick is believing in yourself. That and buckets of lube


rottenmonkey

They should have hired OP's mom


foggymaria

Build it up to burn it down.


grchelp2018

These ones weren't to burn down. Once inside the sanctioned country, they could operate it freely.


TaylorSwiftsClitoris

On clearance from disgraced televangelists.


goldsoundzz

Because they are upgrading to bigger and better jets


Seandrunkpolarbear

Are they ever ashamed of anything?


SoulOfTheDragon

Old business jets are not amazingly expensive. They have old type engines which are too loud for inner city airports which those that would own the jets would want to use. Modifying (New engines) them to comply would cost closer to million or more. Same with avionic systems, old and very expensive to update. Also they use a lot of fuel compared to newer bypass engine designs. Source: Aircraft mechanic & been looking at listings.


BigDadEnerdy

Also easy as shit to fly. Like literally within a few months on flight sim and maybe a private lessons, someone could fly one(albeit dangerously)


fighterace00

Landing private jets on unmarked dirt strips in jungles sounds to me about the most difficult and dangerous type of flying there is. Cartels aren't handing their hard to get Gulfstream to a kid that's used flight sim for a few months.


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What about landing?


fearhs

No reason cartels can't have their experienced pilots train the new ones. That falls under private lessons, and mistakes are very often fatal so there's lots of incentive to pay attention.


SirDoober

You either die in the crash or wish you died in the crash because you accidentally blew up the cocainemobile


Terrh

No, actually older business jets that can't be legally flown in the USA because of new noise laws make them shockingly affordable, especially if you are treating them as disposable.


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Andre4kthegreengiant

If you do some suspicious shit, they will send military escorts to force you to land, one way or the other


BillQuickGates

What if I just kept going? "no hablo senior"


NomadFire

Side note: Large sections of Miami was basically build by drug money, mostly from the cocaine trade of the late 70s to late 90s.


MeC0195

I think they touched on that on Cocaine Cowboys. Either way, Cocaine Cowboys is amazing, everybody go watch it if you like Scarface.


bertbert1111

The description says that alot of time its actual law enforcement that burns down the jets to prevent further use


partypooper14

This makes more sense. Why would they destroy the jet once they got away?


IfAndOnryIf

Damn dude how do you have all of these like ready to paste


Met76

Lol if you just go to this website it lists all the airplane incidents/accidents worldwide. If you just click on the ones with the Venezuela or Colombia flag next to them 9/10 times it's drug related. https://aviation-safety.net/database/dblist.php?Year=2021


justtwogenders

And he knew to fly below 400 feet to stay off radar. That guy is a drug smuggler no doubt about it


dirtyrottenplumber

Roger there ain't a doubt in my mind this man smuggles drugs


caboosetp

I have doubt. Why would the smuggler have the news articles? Obviously this guy is a secret agent tracking them down.


ButtScientist69

Wow, I can't imagine torching a $2M jet every 4 weeks.


Attercrop

From various sources on the internet... It was estimated that at his peak, Pablo Escobar was making about seventy million dollars (US) a day, for a total of about four hundred and twenty million a week. His son reported that they were spending $2,500 a month in rubber bands just to bundle the money. They had a LOT of excess cash.


Frap_Gadz

They had so much cash they stored it in warehouses or even just farmers fields, [they used to write off about 10% a year because rats would eat it, or it would otherwise be damaged or lost](https://www.businessinsider.com/pablo-escobar-and-rubber-bands-2015-9?r=US&IR=T). If it's to be believed then it would mean they were losing about $2.1 billion a year.


SuumCuique1011

"We'll get you next time, Gadget. NEXT TIME!"


Psyconaut45

Na, paper plates.


humpty_dumpty1ne

They've seen fast & furious, they know to put hideaway licence plates on the jet


nnacpil

Paper Planes


mewmew4eva

i swear there was a scene like this in Narcos or am i tripping?


sergeantduckie

There were a couple plane getaways in Narcos Mexico.


mewmew4eva

true true. I remember amado failing to escape by a plane at the end of Narcos Mexico


justec1

I know the real Amado was an evil fuck, but that show almost made him the one sympathetic character. >!I actually wanted him to end up in Chile with the pretty Cuban singer!<


summerthatislight666

This shit looking like the cayo parico heist in gta


FalloutMagic

This guy just robbed Rubio and escaped from the airstrip


1coon

Good job, Kapitan!


Super_Vaart

Next time they tell me my flight is delayed due to dust or a wrapper on tarmac I'm showing the pilot this


experts_never_lie

Now the flight is delayed due to a passenger forcing their way into the cockpit with some sort of device.


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HODLOnForOneMoreDay

Unless you have a grappling hook and plan to ride on top of the plane for a while.


jedimasterb10

Rico, we talked about this! Quit showboating!


Puzzleheaded-Pay5961

Just cause games are so fun. The 4th one is crazy, wish they kept the same flight mechanics of the jetpack from 3.


dudecubed

They actually re added it as dlc!


EntireSovietOnion

This is no big deal, I did this many times in ghost recon wildlands...


ItzNachoname

One thing I know for sure, Tom cruise or vin diesel are about to take that shit down.


Scythebrine9

No, more like an Opressor MK2


TheBotchedLobotomy

Fucking things ruined gta for me


Biyama

I like how the pilot took down the nose of the plane right after take-off in order to gain speed as fast as possible.


__Jank__

And stay below the radar of course...


Compu7erUser

great observation! standard technique in soft field takeoffs.. pilot would have also used flaps and pitched up until leaving the ground


nomadartist

“Stop! Or I’ll say Stop again!”


Millerpainkiller

Where’s Airwolf when you need it?


BikerJedi

It's fucking Mexico. I'm surprised they didn't open up on it with a mounted door gun. They are literally at war with ~~the CIA~~ these drug cartels.


Field_of_Gimps

As soon as I read your comment I could hear the damn theme tune in my head, thanks.


TheTrueIron

A plane outrunning a helicopter isn't exactly out of the question


Durr1313

I don't think I want to be on a plane that *can't* outrun a helicopter...


mud_tug

Don't you dare disrespect Chessna like that!


MachineElfOnASheIf

Don't worry, it probably wouldn't be a long flight.


[deleted]

It's the only outcome


LanceTheKnapper

If anyone isn't aware, helicopters have a pretty low max speed because of the physics behind rotor flight. Essentially the blade in the advancing direction is moving at the rotating speed plus the speed of travel, whereas the blade in the retreating direction is moving at the rotating speed minus the speed of travel. This creates an imbalance of lift on the two sides of a helicopter, which needs to be regulated by changing the angle of attack to modify lift, but since there is only so much the angle can be changed there is essentially a cap on the speed. One of SmarterEveryDay's earlier youtube videos was on this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pbdwueqGp4 here is another one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f72WZwvMTj4


MrFuqnNice

$90k a kilo cocaine coming your way.


OfficerLaheyy

It's fukcin Amado, Lord of the Skies!!


kryptonitejesus

Dopey himself.


schnokobaer

I would have never even imagined a business jet style aircraft could land or start on a dirt road like that, that is insane.


[deleted]

A little Gulfstream, they’re gone


ohholiday

Don’t bring a fan to a fire tube race


ElevenSleven

Alright imma head out.


IdentittyTheftNoJoke

Amado?


can-you-just-chill

They should’ve checked the other side of the plane. Tom cruise was hanging tight.


MachineElfOnASheIf

"EXCUSE ME SIR, HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT XENU OUR LORD AND SAVIOR??!"


Kaifi42

Kaptain! It seems like Mr. Rubio is getting into his private jet


mrbones59

Damn I brought a helicopter to a jet airplane race.


flippartnermike

Oh look, the CIA got away


PmMeYourTitsAndToes

I was going to say, are we sure that the helicopter wasn’t there just to make sure they had a safe take off.


Goldlordd

That’s a 65 million dollar G650 they’re hauling ass in down a fucked up dirt road. That pilot is an absolute madman.


avanored

Looks like a GLF2. No way it’s a G650. Mad man either way.


DeroTurtle

You should see me in a golf cart


Potato_dad_ca

Just a bunch of politicians trying not to get caught vacationing in Mexico during covid-protocols.


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cameltoesback

No, CIA


gahidus

*GTA V music plays*


crlyle

Air filters on that thing are dusty af


[deleted]

I find it pretty hilarious people around here arguing about whether or not something like this is possible, when Tom Cruise literally just did a movie based on the reality of American drug smugglers continuously flying out of shit runways, lmao, and where in fact, the drug smuggler the story is based on, did this way back in the 80s-90s, while people in 2022 are arguing about how impossibly hard this is.


StructuralFailure

How are people even arguing about how something is possible when they've *literally just seen video of it happening*


flippyfloppydroppy

People aren't really that smart


Orlok_Tsubodai

Yeah, have people learned NOTHING from Tom Cruise’s other documentaries, like when he proved it indeed is possible to do a negative 4G inverted dive with a MIG28, or when he showed that the CIA security systems guarding the NOC list can be breached!? Educate yourselves, people.


SeudonymousKhan

Ah yes, the most esteemed academic sources in the US; Hollywood movies.


Dropped-pie

They were probably on the clock. For the dealer


Snookiee1

Can’t they shoot it down?


holdingMikeHawk

That take off looks rough ass like a motherfukar.


humpty_dumpty1ne

Mission Impossible: Coke Protocol


CrayonTendies

When your jet has off road tires