Someone Left 26 Pounds of Cocaine on An American Airlines Flight
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We’ve seen and heard about a lot of things left behind on a plane, some of which made sense: clothes, laptops, books, electronic games, for instance.
Some of it made no sense at all or was downright rude: soiled diapers, a glass eye, a parrot, a wig, even a bag of diamonds.
This might be the weirdest of all, however, and, uh, don’t be looking for the owner to suddenly show up at Lost And Found unless he plans on spending the next 10 years in a cozy jailhouse cell.
Somebody left 26 pounds of cocaine on an American Airlines 757.
It’s true. Somebody left 26 pounds of cocaine on an American Airlines 757 that was brought to Tulsa, Okla., for routine maintenance at one of the airline’s service centers. The drug, in 10 separate packages, was found by maintenance workers.
The workers called the the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office saying they found packages of a white, powdery substance in the plane on Tuesday night. The Sheriff’s Office called the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, which positively identified the substance as cocaine. The evidence is held by the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office.
American Airlines is working with the DEA and federal agencies to try to determine the origin of the cocaine.
"Narcotics were discovered on a Boeing 757 during routine maintenance at the Tulsa Maintenance and Engineering Base,” an American Airlines spokesperson told KJRH television in Oklahoma. “Upon discovery, American immediately contacted law enforcement. Our Corporate Security team is working directly with law enforcement during their investigation."
No arrests have been made yet in connection with the cocaine.
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