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N.M. State Police Investigate Drug Trafficking Link of Downed Plane

May 05, 2011  | 

New Mexico State Police continue to investigate the possible link to drug trafficking organizations of a twin-engine aircraft that was obliterated when it struck the surface of a lake in northern New Mexico.

The twin-engine Cessna 310 crashed into Heron Lake on April 26, spraying the four-mile wide recreational waterway with pieces of aircraft, human remains and 23 bundles of pure (uncut) powdered cocaine, Lt. Eric Garcia tells POLICE Magazine.

The cocaine bundles are the size of a tissue box and are believed to weigh one kilogram each. However, state troopers are waiting for the water-logged bundles to dry out. The cocaine would be cut, before distribution, and probably net several million locally or more in a larger urban area, Garcia said.

The plane was flying from Prescott, Ariz., and had no flight plan, reports the Santa Fe New Mexican.

Source: Santa Fe New Mexican

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