Almost 300 pounds of cocaine seized at Ohio University airport

by Abel Hampton April 2, 2017, 0:10
Almost 300 pounds of cocaine seized at Ohio University airport

The plane landed at Ohio University Airport, in Albany, Ohio, Wednesday afternoon.

Local authorities were notified around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday of the plane landing without prior authorization.

An worldwide flight that landed at Gordon K. Bush Ohio University Airport without proper authorization is under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security. Upon arrival, the pilot told police that mechanical problems forced him to land at OU's airport while he was flying to Canada.

A Homeland Security plane with special radar and communications equipment landed at OU airport and OU police assisted federal Homeland and Customs authorities investigating the matter.

Two male Canadian nationals are in custody facing federal drug charges Thursday after an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations and U.S. Customs and Border Protection revealed the pair allegedly attempted to transport almost 300 pounds of suspected cocaine in a Canada-bound Piper Navajo twin-engine aircraft.

The plane is a privately owned Canadian airplane based in Lachute, Quebec, according to information from the Canadian Civil Aircraft Register database.

See statement regarding investigation of worldwide aircraft at Ohio University airport.

Aviation records for the tail number on the aircraft show the plane involved has recently made flights over US airspace while traveling between Canada and the Bahamas. The investigation is now being handled by Homeland Security.

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