(Reuters) – An airline upkeep employee in Oklahoma found 31 kilos (14 kg) of cocaine in the nose cone of an American Airlines jet after it arrived from Colombia, police stated on Monday.
Seven bricks of the drug, with a road worth of at the least $200,000, have been found on Sunday night time on the service’s upkeep base in Tulsa, the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office stated in a Facebook submit.
“A technician went to check the electronics bay … and some of the insulation looked new. He moved it and saw one of the bricks,” the sheriff stated.
The flight, a Boeing 757, originated in Bogota, and landed in Miami. It was despatched on to Tulsa for upkeep checks as a result of the bottom in Miami was too busy, the sheriff stated.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is investigating the incident, the sheriff stated.
No one from the airline was instantly out there for remark.
(Reporting by Brendan O’Brien in Milwaukee; modifying by John Stonestreet)