50 pounds of marijuana seized at Omaha train station


OMAHA, Neb. — Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a man and seized 50 pounds of marijuana at the Omaha train station.

Investigators were conducting routine operations Friday morning when the NSP says they noticed "two suspicious bags" in the cargo area of a passenger train.

Investigators detected the smell of marijuana coming from the bags, according to the NSP.

After nobody on the train claimed the bags, investigators opened one of the bags and discovered large bundles of marijuana inside.

The two bags contained 50-pound of marijuana. The marijuana carries an estimated street value well over $100,000.

The owner of the bags was eventually identified and arrested.

Sio Chong Leong, 40, was booked into the Douglas County Jail for possession with Intent to deliver, possession of greater than one pound of marijuana and no drug tax stamp.

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