Nearly 200 pounds of marijuana seized in Queens drug bust

FLUSHING, Queens —  Nearly 200 pounds of marijuana worth about $500,000 were recovered during a drug bust in Queens Tuesday afternoon.

About $500,000 worth of marijuana seized in Queens drug bust (NYPD)

Two on-duty plain-clothed officers observed three men in front of a Flushing home exchanging large bundles of cash and vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana, police said.

When the officers approached the men and identified themselves, they fled to a nearby residence, but were quickly apprehended, according to officials.

Police searched the home and recovered 195 pounds of marijuana worth about $500,000, 19 bags of Ketamine, and over $19,000 in cash.

Six people, ages 23 to 37, face multiple charges, including criminal possession of marijuana, criminal sale of marijuana, criminal possession of controlled substance, criminal possession of forgery device, forgery and possession of forged instruments.