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26 pounds of cocaine found on plane in Tulsa

Posted: 9:07 AM, Dec 02, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-02 17:07:39Z

TULSA, Okla. -- More than 26 pounds of cocaine was discovered on an airplane at Tulsa International Airport Tuesday.

The drugs were found on an American Airlines airplane that was in for service.

KJRH-TV received the following statement from American Airlines media relations:

"Narcotics were discovered on a Boeing 757 during routine maintenance at the Tulsa Maintenance and Engineering Base. Upon discovery, American immediately contacted law enforcement. Our Corporate Security team is working directly with law enforcement during their investigation."

Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the call and met with TIA security who informed the deputies that American Airlines staff located two packages of a white powdery substance.

Agents with the Drug Enforcement Agency were notified. The DEA removed 10 packages from the airplane totaling 26.2 pounds.

The substance was positively identified as cocaine and was booked into the property room at Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office.