Unluckiest Crooks Ever Arrested With 3,000 Pounds Of Weed And Cash Outside A “Good Fortune” Supermarket

Apparently, conducting business outside of the Good Fortune Supermarket in Queens, N.Y., isn’t always indicative of the aforementioned “good fortune.” Especially when the business you’re engaged in is both shady AF and occurring at 1:30 in the morning…while a DEA task force conveniently happens to be standing by (because they probably staked you out out for months given the size of this enormous bust).

Gothamist reports on the the several million dollar takedown:

Six men were caught with more than 3,000 pounds of weed after drug enforcement officers reportedly spotted them transferring it between vehicles in the parking lot of a Queens supermarket yesterday.

According to the Queens DA, members of the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force were standing near the Good Fortune Supermarket in Elmhurst around 1:30 a.m. yesterday when they saw the men loading boxes from an 18-wheel tractor trailer into a U-Haul Truck and a cargo van.

Upon getting closer, the officers reportedly detected the overwhelming fragrance of marijuana radiating from the truck and boxes. They got even closer, and saw seven pallets containing cardboard boxes stacked around six feet high. The boxes allegedly held an estimated $3.5 million worth of weed, in addition to between $200,000 and $300,000 in cash stuffed in the vehicles.

Weiyang Yao, 47, and Yuejiang Zeng, 53, both of California, Shan Wu Zhang, 30, of Canada, and Duanzhao Zhang, 38, Tong Shun Zhang, 29, and Tong Zhew Zhang, 24, all from Brooklyn, were arrested on charges of criminal possession of marijuana in the first degree.

Holy shit, that is a lot of marijuana.


New York DEA


New York DEA

I really couldn’t imagine getting busted doing something I’d probably worked my entire life for (these guys clearly weren’t petty players in the weed game) in the fucking parking lot of the Good Fortune Supermarket. Stuff like that isn’t suppose to happen there! Talk about a total mindfuck. That’s just the universe working against you right there. No other way to explain it. One second you’re slinging so much weed a week your head’s spinning and the next you’re looking at 5+ years in prison. That’s the worst fortune ever.

But then again, these guys totally deserved to get caught if they thought they could get away with transferring one and a half tons of weed in public in America and not have anyone notice, regardless of the time of day. Idiots.

[h/t Gothamist]