ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Officers arrested three men and seized hundreds of pounds of pot at the Gallup port of entry last week, according to New Mexico State Police.
Dusty Francisco, a State Police spokesman, said the busts were made during three separate stops on Oct. 29, Oct. 30 and Nov. 1. The drivers were arrested and booked into the McKinley County Detention Center.
He said Corey Thomas, 49, Zheng Kuang, 30, and Lekang Wang, 34, are charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Thomas is also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of alcohol in a commercial motor vehicle.
Francisco said, on Oct. 29, officers found 93 pounds of marijuana and drug paraphernalia during a safety inspection of a commercial motor vehicle that Thomas was driving.
The next day, he said officers seized 491 pounds of marijuana inside the trailer of a commercial motor vehicle being driven by Kuang.
Then, on Nov. 1, officers stopped Wang and found 146 pounds in the commercial motor vehicle he was driving.