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Fed Agents Probing Former Race Car Drivers Suspected of Leasing Planes to Drug Cartels

By Allan Lengel

FBI, DEA and Homeland Security agents are jumping into a drug probe down in Fort Lauderdale that’s targeting two bothers who are former race drivers, the Associated Press reports. [2]

The news agency reports that the agents on Monday raided the Fort Lauderdale offices Monday of World Jet Inc., [3]which is controlled by brothers Don and Bill Whittington. They had raced in the Indianapolis 500 and other tracks.

AP reports that a DEA search warrant affidavit states that authorities suspect the brothers were leasing aircraft to cocaine cartels, and laundering drug-related profits.