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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International handlers are recommending that corporate aircraft operators planning to attend this year’s Ryder Cup golf tournament from September 22 to 26 in Ireland, or
Passengers on corporate and private aircraft flocking to Ireland for this month’s Ryder Cup golf tournament could face inflated parking rates and a shortage of hotels. Flight-planning group Universal Weather & Aviation has urged operators to make plans early for the event, which is being held from September 22 through 26 at the K Club outside Dublin.