Seven Arrested in Bergen County $500K Marijuana Bust
Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of Candy Chueng, 41, of Staten Island, NY; Guoquiang Wu, 29, of Brooklyn, NY; Sheng Dong, 45, of Brooklyn, NY; De Ying Li, 38, Brooklyn, NY; Luxia Chen, 36 of Brooklyn, NY; Guanglei Jiao, 42, of Flushing, NY; and Yang Liu, 36, of Brooklyn, NY on drug-related charges.
According to Bergen County Officials, during the month of October 2019, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Task Force received information that several individuals were involved in the distribution of large quantities of Marijuana and THC Hash Oil vaporizer cartridges in New York City and Bergen County.
Investigations regarding the distribution of dangerous controlled substances were initiated and the aforementioned individuals were later identified.
Officials say on October 16, these individuals were arrested without incident in Fort Lee, NJ, by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Task Force with the assistance of the Fort Lee Police Department and Bergen County Regional SWAT Team.
At the time of arrest, officials say Cheung was in possession of 41 pounds of Marijuana and Wu was in possession of 3,000 THC Hash Oil vaporizer cartridges.
Shortly after that, in a separate operation, Dong, Li, Chen, Jiao and Liu were also arrested.
Dong and Li were in possession of 40 pounds of Marijuana, and Chen, Jiao, and Liu were in possession of 3,000 THC Hash Oil vaporizer cartridges.
In total, approximately 81 pounds of Marijuana, 6,000 THC Hash Oil vaporizer cartridges, and $4,106.00 were seized. The estimated street value of the controlled dangerous substances is approximately $500,000.00.
Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and he would also like to thank the Fort Lee Police Department and the Bergen County Regional SWAT Team for their assistance in this investigation.