Police seize 32 kilos of cocaine at airport

Spencer Jenkins

Thirty-two kilos-or about 70.4 pounds-of cocaine worth nearly $1 million was seized from a suspicious aircraft on Friday night after the Bowling Green Police Department received information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to a Bowling Green police press release.

The plane arrived at the Bowling Green-Warren County Regional airport to refuel, where it was met by police.

The pilot and passenger were identified as Dagoberto Garcia-Guillen and Jesus Adolfo Garcia-Guillen. They are both Mexican Nationals, according to the press release. Officers on the scene requested and received consent to search the airplane.

Police also seized the Piper Seneca twin engine plane.

The two suspects are lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail and are being charged with trafficking a controlled substance in the first degree, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the press release.

They are being held without bond.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are working alongside Bowling Green police, said Barry Pruitt, public information officer for BGPD.