UPDATE: Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) says investigators recovered about 132 kilos, nearly 300 pounds, of cocaine from an unauthorized plane that landed at the Ohio University airport Wednesday.
Homeland Security say the two men accused of smuggling cocaine into Gordon K. Bush Airport in an international aircraft will face a federal judge Thursday. Homeland Security isn’t releasing the suspects’ names at this time but says one of them did pilot the aircraft.
Ohio University Police said drugs have been seized from an unauthorized aircraft that landed at the Ohio University airport Wednesday afternoon.
Police said the pilot of the aircraft told officials he was traveling through United States airspace when a mechanical problem forced him to land.
Because Ohio University airport is not a port of entry, Customs and Border Protection requested those on the plane to be detained until federal agents could respond.
Through a joint investigation, authorities located a ‘significant quantity’ of suspected cocaine concealed in the aircraft, according to Ohio University Police.
The two suspects and the contraband were taken into custody by Homeland Security.
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