A private runway on a 6000-acre ranch in Costa Rica belonging to celebrity Paris Hilton was the scene of a major drug raid last week netting a half-dozen suspects in the middle of a multimillion-dollar drug deal….
Several days later, however, local buzz over the arrests at Hilton’s working farm and ranch, called Rancho Horizonte, was all about her parents, Kathy and Rick Hilton, who were reportedly at the ranch when the raid took place.
“As if the seizure of a plane with nearly $2 million in cash and 400 kilograms of cocaine in Cañas, Guanacaste, wasn’t dramatic enough,” reported the English-language Tico Times, “a local Costa Rican newspaper has suggested that U.S. reality-TV star and hotel heiress Paris Hilton has a connection to the sting.”
The connection was first reported by Costa Rica daily Diario Extra. The paper quoted a local resident who stated Paris Hilton’s parents were at the ranch when it was raided by police. Residents told local reporters that Paris Hilton’s parents had been visiting the farm for years.
Richard Howard “Rick” Hilton is the grandson of Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton. His wife, Kathy Hilton, a native of Los Angles, was an actress whose notable appearances included Bewitched, Family Affair, Happy Days, and The Rockford Files….
At the time of the bust, Paris Hilton herself was hosting her “Foam And Diamonds party” at Amnesia Ibiza, London’s Daily Mail reported, where, wearing a pair of over-sized black cat-eye sunglasses, a coral string bikini and sheer black cover-up skirt.
At some point during the evening, ice water from a Moet champagne cooler was being poured over her by an unidentified male as she took the ALS challenge.
As the investigation continued the suspects were all given six months preventive detention. Considering the nature of transnational crime, the prosecutor said more suspects likely remained at large.