Four men face federal drug charges in an alleged scheme to transport 270 pounds of marijuana over the Peace Bridge and sell it for $263,000.
The men were arrested late Monday night and Tuesday morning, Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph J. Karaszewski said.
Daniel Johnson, 44, a trucker from Ajax, Ont.; and Bo Lam, 32; Hung Nguyen, 33; and Tuyen Tran, 35, all of San Jose, Calif., were charged with felony drug conspiracy.
Homeland Security agents said they found the marijuana hidden in the rear of Johnson's truck, under a load of flour, after he crossed the bridge into the United States late Monday night. Johnson then agreed to cooperate, and agents followed him to a Walden Avenue truck stop in Cheektowaga, where he was supposed to deliver the marijuana to the other three, agents said.
The cash, in American funds, was found in a utility vehicle used by Lam, Nguyen and Tran, Karaszewski said.