Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy (Jewish) is under investigation for his involvement in a drug deal worth over $54 million. Sarkozy used a private airplane which was caught attempting to transport 680 kilos of cocaine out of Dominican Republic in 2013.
The two French pilots who were involved in the smuggling, escaped from the country last week and French intelligence services are unable to track them, most probably because they’re enjoying good life among Tel Aviv’s 280 brothels.
Sarkozy, who is set to contest 2017 presidential election, has termed the investigation, a witch-hunt. In a recent interview he said: “What I want to know is what could justify an investigating magistrate taking such measure solely because I used the same airline.” The airline is owned by Sarkozy’s close friend and political fund donor.
Last year, French newspaper, Le Monde, reported that French courts have been probing since Spring 2012 allegations of money laundering and corruption from the sale of 45 helicopters (worth 2 billion euros) to Kazakhstan in 2010 during Sarkozi’s time as president.
In 2013, a French court opened investigations of Sarkozy’s role in kickback scandal known as Karachi Affair which stems from the 2002 bombing in Karachi that killed 3 Pakistani and 11 French naval engineers involved in training Pakistani officials on newly purchased French Agosta submarines, a deal worth 826 million euros.
In 2012, Sarkozy was also investigated for receiving $50 million from Libyan leader Qaddafi during 2007 election. Sarkozy’s invasion of Libya was because he along with French Jewish Lobby saw Qaddafi as an enemy of Israel.
Sarkozy is well-known for his history of corruption and has been facing numerous criminal charges since he lost his presidential immunity from prosecution in 2012.
As some consolation to the French Jewish Lobby, Saudi prince Abdel Mohsen Bin Walid Bin Abdulaziz was detained at Beirut’s Rafiq al-Hariri International Airport last week for trying to smuggle two tons of captagon pills – a drug used by ISIS fighters.