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Stupid drug smuggler flies too close to Air Force One

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It’s generally a bad idea to fly a plane too close to Air Force One. It’s especially dumb if you’re carrying drugs. The Atlantic Wire is reporting that, as Obama was flying from Orange County to Los Angeles on Thursday, a small Cessna plane—which seems to be a favourite among drug smugglers—came too close to the President’s aircraft and failed to respond to warnings to back off. F-16s were deployed and the pilot was forced to land. Officials were surprised to find 40 pounds of marijuana on the plane. The pilot, of course, was arrested.

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