San Leandro police have arrested three men for allegedly running four illicit growing locations, two of them in San Leandro, in a bust that yielded 5,414 marijuana plants, 68 pounds of processed pot and $77,440.
Police say the seized plants were worth over two million dollars on the street. They estimate that the processd pot was worth $150,000.
In custody are:
- Howard Wong, 47 years of age, an Oakland resident.
- Shuqin Cai, 39 years of age, a San Francisco resident
- Laikuan Liang, 52 years of age, an Alameda resident
Police say they obtained warrants to search the following locations:
- 1600 block of 8th Ave, Oakland, Ca.
- 600 block of Montague, San Leandro, Ca. (Warehouse)
- 2300 block of Foley, Hayward Ca. (Warehouse)
- 1600 block of Factor Ave, San Leandro, Ca. (Warehouse)
Police say the bust came down about 10:15 am today and culminated an investigation by the city's narcotics squad.
Wong, Cai, and Liang were arrested for marijuana cultivation, police said.
“This was an elaborate clandestine marijuana cultivation operation," said San Leandro police department spokesman Lt. Jeff Tudor.