Inside a new court filing, Grosse Pointe Park CEO Marty Tibbitts was allegedly involved in an international drug trafficking ring prior to his death in 2018.
Documents state that Tibbitts allegedly helped finance a ring being run by a man named Ylli Didani, wiring more than $1 million to fund the ring, which spanned from South America to Southern Europe.
Investigators said they tracked Didani over several years dating back to 2015 -- Photos show Didani with weapons, another of a duffel bag believed to have cocaine and another showing piles of money reportedly meant for laundering with an address in Fraser.
Tibbitts was the CEO of Clementine Live Answering Service in Harper Woods until his sudden death. An avid pilot and aviation enthusiast often working with children, he was killed in a place crash in Wisconsin.
Court documents alleged that before his death, Tibbitts was living a double life. The drug ring was working with him to develop underwater trafficking gadgets including an underwater drone, known as the torpedo, that would use magnets to attach itself to commercial ships to travel filled with drugs across the Atlantic.
After Tibbitts’ death, the drug ring was forced to find other funding and eventually stopped work on the torpedo and began shipping cocaine in cargo ships and boxes of bananas with a new backer until Didani was caught.
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