Kenneth Edwin Parrock, was arrested in Jorge Chavez airport in Callao to the west of the capital, before he was set to pilot a TAM flight to Sao Paulo, Brazil, route to Asia.
The police confirmed they had confiscated six aluminium bags filled with cocaine and hidden in sheets in the pilot's luggage.
When questioned by police, according to Parrock the two bags in question belonged to him, but that materials found inside the second bag did not.
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American pilot Kenneth Parrock was arrested in Peru, as police found almost 22 pounds of cocaine in one of his bags.
However, Parrock claims the cocaine wasn't his.
The pilot had two bags, and while he admits that both bags belong to him, he says that the contents in one of them, the cocaine, does not.
His plane was headed to Dubai and Taipei, with a layover in Peru.
Peruvian authorities are investigating to see if he's collaborating with Asian drug smugglers.