An American Airline plane’s unscheduled stop in Oklahoma cost someone in the drug trafficking business about $434,000.
Tulsa County Sheriff’s confiscated 30 pounds of cocaine wrapped up into seven bricks, with an estimated street value of between $200,000 and $434,000, when American Airlines maintenance workers in Tulsa discovered the drugs while conducting routine maintenance.
The plane, a Boeing 757, originated in Bogota, Colombia, and had landed in Miami where it was scheduled for maintenance.
However, due to scheduling problems, the plane was sent to Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the maintenance and that’s where American Airlines personnel found the drugs.
The maintenance crew first found five bricks, then found two more not long after the initial discovery.
Tulsa County Sheriff spokeswoman, Casey Roebuck said, “The maintenance crew found the bricks in the nose of the plane in what appeared to be new insulation. The bricks were covered with wheel grease, probably in an effort to mask the scent from drug-sniffing dogs.”
Sheriff Roebuck said “That’s a lot of cocaine, so we suspect cartel involvement. That’s why we’re turning it over to the DEA in Miami.”
H/T: Tulsa World
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