DEA raids Fort Lauderdale-based company tied to drug trafficking

DEA raids World Jet

Author: John Turchin, Crime Specialist, jturchin@local10.com
Ben Candea, Senior Web Producer, bcandea@local10.com
Published On: Nov 25 2013 12:11:37 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 26 2013 08:13:01 AM EST
DEA raid at World Jet
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -

The Drug Enforcement Agency raided a business at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport that has reportedly been tied to drug trafficking.

DEA agents conducted an operation at World Jet on Monday morning. Agents carried out dozens boxes.

"We're looking for anything. It could be documents, it could be certain properties," said DEA spokeswoman Mia Ro.

The Durango Herald reports that World Jet is owned by Reginald “Don” Whittington. He and his brother, William Marvin “Bill” Whittington, served prison time in the 1980s for marijuana trafficking.

According to a DEA search warrant obtained by The Durango Herald, World Jet sold and leased jets to Latin American and African drug trafficking organizations. A source told the DEA that the money is then invested into a ranch and hotel in western Colorado.

No charges have been filed.