Marijuana Bust Valued at $1.5 Million
JERSEY CITY, NJ – On Friday, January 31, 2020 the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Sheriff Frank X. Schillari, with the assistance of the Department of Homeland Security, intercepted a tractor trailer shipment of marijuana as it made a delivery to a Kearny warehouse. The tractor trailer was loaded with 737 lbs. of marijuana with an estimated street value of $1.5 million.
“This is one of the biggest single marijuana busts in Hudson County history,” said Hudson County Sheriff Frank X. Schillari. “Our detective bureau deserves all the credit for an excellent job, I’m proud to have them in my department serving and protecting the people of Hudson County.”
31 year old Usman Ahmed of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and 21 year old Manjot Aujal of Poughkeepsie, NY were arrested and charged with first degree possession of marijuana and first degree manufacturing and distribution of a controlled dangerous substance.
Ahmed and Aujal were taken to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny. Under the new bail reform law they were released and are awaiting their respective court dates.
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