Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport police intercepted more than 50 pounds of cocaine inside two suitcases on inbound flights from Los Angeles, according to court documents.
On May 16, a K9 alerted its handler to a bag for potential narcotics that was being offloaded from an inbound aircraft, charges said. The tag belonged to a 29-year-old man from Detroit, Michigan, who had flown from LAX to MSP with a connecting flight heading to Ohio.
Court records say the man flew from Detroit to LAX to pick up a bag with plans to bring it to Ohio. When officers met the man in baggage claim he was trying to leave the airport even though his connecting flight was in an hour.