Officers raced to the East Wight airport shortly before 15:00 when Border Force officials requested assistance with intercepting a light aircraft inbound from Europe.
Island Echo understands the plane arrived at Bembridge from Groningen Airport Eelde in The Netherlands.
3 men have been detained and the aircraft has been surrounded whilst local Police await the arrival of the UK’s Border Force, who are said to be travelling to the Isle of Wight via the Wightlink ferry.
UPDATE @ 16:54 – Police have confirmed that 3 males and a plane have been detained under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act.
However, Border Force officers have attended Bembridge Airport and the detained individuals have been let on their way.
The plane, G-BYDY, has been cleared for take-off and has departed the airport. It is now heading towards Somerset.