NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two men were arrested after trying to conceal nearly 160 pounds of marijuana in their luggage, and conceal the smell with the "strong odor of air freshener," according to Metro Nashville Police.
Trung Tieu (pictured left above) and Tinh Tran (right) were both arrested Tuesday night at the Nashville Airport. Police say two K-9's alerted them to four pieces of luggage coming off Southwest Airlines Flight #364 from Oakland. The bags had "clear food saver style vacuum sealed bags" visible, sticking out of the zipper.
The two men were located, and agreed to open the luggage for police. The marijuana was wrapped in a bed sheet in each of the bags. Police say the two men were also in possession of cell phones that "rang constantly" while they were with them.
Both were connecting in Nashville to Jacksonville, Florida. The two men will face felony charges.
Here's 159 lbs of marijuana that was packed into 4 suitcases. MNPD dog Boston helped find it at BNA after it flew here from OAK Tue night. The owners of the suitcases, Trung Tieu, 40, of Philadelphia, & Tihn Tran, 56, of Murphy, TX, are jailed; didn't make their JAX connection. pic.twitter.com/GG6A7f0j7I
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) January 16, 2019