Police arrested a Brooklyn man earlier this week after he was allegedly discovered with 49 bags of marijuana during a traffic stop in Flushing.
On March 20 at around 8:54 p.m., authorities said, Brian Kung, 58, was arrested at the corner of Murray Lane and 28th Avenue and charged with criminal possession and criminal sale of marijuana.
According to a criminal complaint provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office, authorities observed Kung in a Lincoln SUV and discovered the vehicle’s license plate number was registered to a different vehicle.
After a traffic stop, the defendant allegedly told authorities that he had two bags in the trunk of his car, but they weren’t his. Upon opening the truck, officers found two large open laundry bags in the trunk of the vehicle.
The bags allegedly contained 49 vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana. Nearly $3,000 in cash and two cell phones were also found on the defendant’s person.
Kung is scheduled to return to court on April 19.
Officers from the 109th Precinct took to Twitter to announce the arrest.
Another outstanding job by members of the 109 Precinct in taking a large amount of marijuana off the streets of #Flushing Kudos to Officer Goldberg and our Field Intelligence Unit pic.twitter.com/EOv9IsTPLE
— NYPD 109th Precinct (@NYPD109Pct) March 21, 2018
“Another outstanding job by members of the 109 Precinct in taking a large amount of marijuana off the streets of #Flushing,” it reads. “Kudos to Officer Goldberg and our Field Intelligence Unit.”
The arrest comes just a week after the 109th Precinct’s Anti-Crime Unit found more than $500,000 in marijuana and ketamine inside a Flushing home.