Six men have been arrested for possessing more than 3,000 pounds of marijuana.
Members of the DEA's New York Drug Enforcement Task Force discovered them transferring cardboard cartons containing the drug from a tractor trailer parked in Elmhurst, Queens, to two smaller vehicles early Monday morning.
In addition, it is alleged that the suspects possessed between $200,000 and $300,000 in United States currency.
Weiyang Yao, 47, of Cucamonga, California, Yuejiang Zeng, 53, of San Gabriel, California, Shan Wu Zhang, 30, of British Columbia, Canada, and Duanzhao Zhang, 38, Tong Shun Zhang, 29, and Tong Zhew Zhang, 24, all of Brooklyn will appear in Queens Criminal Court Tuesday
They will each be charged with first-degree criminal possession of marijuana. If convicted, the defendants each face up to five and a half years in prison.