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Louisiana Task Force Seizes $7 mil in Drugs and Weapons - Four Arrested

Jul 09, 2020 02:32PM ● By News Desk

NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana State Police task force that includes personnel from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New Orleans seized more than $7 million in marijuana, illegal firearms, and arrested four suspects on state drug trafficking charges July 8.

After a month-long investigation into members of a drug-trafficking organization, task force agents executed six search warrants in St. Tammany and Orleans Parishes. In addition to seizing more than 5,300 high-grade marijuana plants, the task force seized a small amount of cocaine, suboxone, two vehicles, two illegal firearms, and approximately $75,000 in U.S. currency.

The drugs and weapons were seized from two separate marijuana grow houses in St. Tammany Parish and Orleans Parish. Hung Q. Nguyen, Phi Q. Nguyen, and Tuan Q. Nguyen were arrested and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail for Cultivation of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance, Creation/Operation of a Clandestine Laboratory, Drug Conspiracy, and Racketeering.

Hau Trung Pham was also arrested and booked with two counts of Possession of Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.