Cocaine-filled plane crashes in New Mexico lake; dozens of bundles of blow float to the surface

A small plane loaded with cocaine crashed into a lake in New Mexico, apparently killing the pilot and anyone else who may have been on board, cops said.

State police rescue crews at Heron Lake in northern New Mexico were searching for the wreckage and any victims on Sunday when they found packages of cocaine floating in the lake.

"Right now we have recovered several packages containing cocaine, and we have a crime scene active at this point," state police spokesman Lt. Eric Garcia told KOAT television.

Crews found a few dozen bundles of blow the size of tissue boxes, the station said.

It was unclear where the plane came from or where it was headed.
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Witnesses at the lake, about an hour south of the Colorado border, reported seeing a small plane plummet into the water at around 11:00 a.m. in a violent storm, cops said.

Heavy rains, wind and lightning forced investigators to stop searching for the plane on Sunday evening. It was unlikely anyone survived, cops said.

"It's obvious there was a pilot in there, but we don't know if there were any passengers with the pilot himself," Garcia said.

Cops said the plane sunk and that dive teams would have to go at least 100 feet below the surface to find it.

Crews resumed searching the lake on Monday. ... tml?r=news