Seven bricks of cocaine found in nose of American Airlines plane at TIA

Posted at 11:12 PM, Jan 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-30 13:12:49-05

TULSA - Seven bricks of cocaine were found in the nose of an American Airlines plane that was at Tulsa International Airport for maintenance, according to a Tulsa County Sheriff's Office report. 

According to officials, a Boeing 757 was on its way from Bogota, South America, to Miami, Fla., on Sunday night when it was diverted to Tulsa for maintenance.

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An American Airlines maintenance worker noticed some new insulation at the cone of the plane and pulled it back only to find the seven bricks of cocaine, TCSO said.

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According to TCSO the DEA from Miami will now take over the investigation.

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