From the Daily News:
The walls of a nondescript home in Middle Village, Queens, hid a massive drug operation that moved millions of dollars worth of marijuana from Canada to New York, the feds revealed Saturday.
Federal drug agents have seized 50,000 pounds of pot and arrested 10 people in the scheme, which used hidden compartments in cars to smuggle weed across the border.
"This will go down in history as one of the biggest pot busts ever," one federal official familiar with the case told the Daily News.
"These guys were doing it very big. The street value of what we seized is $150 million."
The official said the ring brought millions of pounds of pot from Canada over a six-year period and that the feds have been on the case for two years.
The source said the case was cracked open when one of the alleged drug runners, Mersim (Merv) Kolenovic, was stopped by cops in Queens on the way to a sale.
"His sloppiness led to this bust," the official said. "He was driving with a suspended license while carrying 9 pounds of pot."