Jim Mansfield

May 11, 2007 - 6:30am

How would you feel if criminals tried to use your aircraft for international drug smuggling, dragging you and your company into a long-running legal drama?  Irish businessman Jim Mansfield knows exactly how this feels.

November 15, 2006 - 8:48am

A Cessna Citation VI owned by Irish businessman Jim Mansfield was involved in a major drug bust on September 26, when Belgian police impounded the aircraft at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport and arrested its two pilots. The police reportedly seized more than 110 pounds of heroin as a passenger tried to board the jet. The aircraft had just arrived from Weston Executive Airport, near Dublin, Ireland.

November 7, 2006 - 7:57am

A Cessna Citation VI owned by a prominent Irish businessman was caught up in a major drug bust on September 26, when Belgian police impounded the aircraft at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport and arrested its crew. More than 110 pounds of heroin (valued at $13 million) was seized as an undisclosed passenger tried to board the jet at Kortrijk, which is close to the border with France.

November 6, 2006 - 11:17am

A Cessna Citation VI owned by a prominent Irish businessman was caught up in a major drug bust on September 26, when Belgian police impounded the aircraft at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport and arrested its crew. More than 110 pounds of heroin (valued at $13 million) was seized as an undisclosed passenger tried to board the jet at Kortrijk, which is close to the border with France.

 
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