Police: 3 Coloradans arrested in La. trying to smuggle 72 lbs of cocaine

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BATON ROUGE, La. — State police said three Colorado men were arrested at a Baton Rouge airport for trying to smuggle more than 70 pounds of cocaine.

The Louisiana State Police reported that the bust happened on Tuesday. Troopers were contacted by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency regarding a suspicious flight pattern of a plane headed for refueling at the Baton Rouge airport.

Troopers located the cocaine, but have not said where it was stashed.

The cocaine has an estimated street value between $2.2 to $2.5 million.

The tree men have been identified as Vincenzo Salzano, 55, his son Armando Salzano, 32, and son-in-law Mohammad Iman Nekouie, 32.

The elder Salzano and Nekouie are from Aurora. Armando Salzano is from Littleton.

All three were arrested and charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute. They were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

CNN contributed to this report.



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