SACO, Maine — A collaborative effort between Saco police, Maine State Police and United States Postal inspectors resulted in the arrests of two men suspected of trafficking in marijuana, authorities said Friday.
Saco Police Deputy Chief Jeff Holland said a Saco resident had notified police on Wednesday that a large package had been delivered to a Smutty Lane home and asked if he could turn it over to police.
“The homeowner reported that he had opened the package and discovered what he believed to be marijuana,” Holland said.
The package contained 17 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $51,000 shipped from California to Saco via mail, Holland said. The previous day, Saco police had seized 11 pounds of marijuana mailed from California to Maine valued at $34,000, the deputy chief said.
Holland added the marijuana would have been bound for Massachusetts after being delivered to Maine.
A subsequent investigation by police and U.S. Postal Service officials led authorities to Kimsuor Lim, 36, of Long Beach, Calif., and Chamroeun Mao, 32, of Lowell, Mass., Holland said. The pair was arrested after their vehicle was stopped on the Maine Turnpike in Saco by state police on Thursday, according to Holland.
Both suspects are accused of felony trafficking in marijuana and are being held at the York County Jail on $50,000 bail.