Trucker busted for $5 million in pot by New Jersey troopers

New Jersey State Police report that a California trucker was arrested earlier this week when he was found to be hauling 1,000 pounds of marijuana valued at $5.1 million.

The troopers announced today that Guangyu Wu, 45, of Chino, California, was charged Tuesday, Aug. 14 with possession with intent to distribute more than 25 pounds of marijuana, a first-degree offense. He was also charged with a lesser possession charge, according to the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.

Police are said to have found the drugs in 44 cardboard boxes as they searched a tractor-trailer Tuesday at the Interstate 78 weigh station in Greenwich Township, near the Pennsylvania line, according to media reports.

The investigation was led by the New Jersey State Police Mobile Safe Freight Training Unit.

This arrest comes about a week after two Florida men were arrested Aug. 8 in Indiana after police found 260 pounds of marijuana in their tractor-trailer. The street value of the pot in that arrest is said to be $1 million.