Forum Post: Mexico holds alleged Canadian mastermind behind plot to smuggle Saadi Gaddafi to Punta Mita
Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 7, 2011, 5 p.m. EST by Brandon37
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Mexican authorities announced today they had thwarted a plan to smuggle Saadi Gaddafi, the son of the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, and his family into Mexico using false documents.
Canadian Cynthia Vanier is the accused ringleader of a plot that included opening fake bank accounts and acquiring various properties in Mexico that would act as safe houses for the Gaddafi kin, Interior Secretary Alejandro Poire told reporters at a morning news conference.
Two Mexicans and a Dane are also alleged to have taken part in the operation, which authorities first learned of in September.
Suspecting the group of organized crime, falsification of documents and human trafficking, authorities detained Ms. Vanier in Mexico City, on November 10 and rounded up her alleged accomplices the following day, said Mr. Poire.
Ms. Vanier, of Vanier Consulting in Mount Forest, is alleged to have been the direct point of contact with the Gaddafi family, and in charge of financing the operation. http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/12/07/saadi-gaddafi/