News Headlines Coke Smugglers Buy Old Jets to Fly Across Atlantic Published: Monday, 15 Nov 2010 | 9:35 AM ET Text Size By: Associated PressDiggBuzz FacebookTwitter More Share Federal investigators are piecing together details of an audacious new trend in drug smuggling: South American gangs are buying old jets, stuffing them full of cocaine and flying them across the Atlantic to feed Europe's growing coke habit. One trafficker claimed he already had six aircraft flying. Another said he was managing five airplanes. Because there is no radar coverage over the ocean, big planes can cross the Atlantic virtually undetected. "The sky's the limit," one Sierra Leone trafficker boasted to a Drug Enforcement Administration informant, according to court documents.