August 30, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals recently
conducted a preview of six aircraft in Aguadilla
that will be sold at public auction September 5
in Midland, Texas. The aircraft were part of a
seizure conducted in December 2011 shortly after
a search warrant was executed by the Drug
Enforcement Administration in relation to the
investigation of Santo Seda-Rodriguez.
Seda-Rodriguez, owner and pilot of Jeshua Air
Services, was the subject of an investigation by
the Dominican National Drug Enforcement
authorities as well as a federal investigation
in the U.S., after 58 kilograms of cocaine were
seized in an aircraft allegedly recorded under
his name at the Americas International Airport
in the Dominican Republic. The next day Seda-Rodriguez’s
body was found in the Dominican Republic by
local authorities, allegedly beaten to death.
The auction will take place at the Midland
International Airport in the Aeromod hanger at
2506 North Pliska Drive. The U.S. Marshals will
sell the aircraft “as is,” and reserve the right
to pull any aircraft from the auction at any
time prior to the sale date without notice.