Two men were arrested at a southwest Kansas airport Wednesday after landing a plane carrying 144 pounds of cocaine, according to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
The cocaine was discovered after the twin-engine plane landed at the Liberal (Kan.) Mid-America Regional Airport Wednesday night.
Federal and state authorities said they had gotten a tip about the plane and asked the Seward County Sheriff’s Office to conduct a “ramp check” on the plane and to review the documentation and identification of the pilot and aircraft, according to the KBI.
After the drugs were discovered, the pilot and a passenger were arrested. The plane and drugs, with an estimated street value of about $2 million, were seized.
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The investigation is ongoing, according to the KBI.