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Drug bust yields 1,700 pounds of marijuana worth $15M; Virginia men arrested

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Posted at 7:40 PM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 19:40:29-05

WEST HAVEN, Conn. -- Connecticut police arrested two men and seized an estimated $15 million in marijuana after discovering a storage facility was being used illegally as a hub for pot distribution in the Northeast.

West Haven police say local officers and agents with the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration found 1,700 pounds (770 kilograms) of marijuana on Wednesday when they stopped a U-Haul truck while investigating what they called an international marijuana trafficking operation.

Two men from Reston, Virginia, were charged with possession with intent to sell over 1 kilogram of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance.