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Chalk this one up to the dumb stuff drug dealers do, or the biggest buzz-kill there ever was, either way it caused quite a ruckus aboard President Obama’s helicopter Marine One.The Navy Times reports that a privately owned Cessna unwittingly crept into the same Los Angeles airspace as the helicopter containing the president, Thursday afternoon.
Once the single-engine was settled on the runway at Long Beach airport, U.S. immigration and Homeland Security found 40-pounds of marijuana on board and arrested the smuggler.
The pilot had apparently missed the FAA notification that air traffic was off-limits within an eight-mile radius of LAX Thursday afternoon.
The Cessna’s tail number was not disclosed and the pilot was turned over to Long Beach police for prosecution.
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