2 Las Vegas men charged after 72 lbs of marijuana found in suitcases at Dulles airport

STERLING, Va. (DC News Now) — Two Las Vegas men were arrested after U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers found 72 lbs of marijuana in their checked baggage at the Washington Dulles International Airport.

Virginia State Police (VSP) charged Kaliq Talib McCallister, 33, and Christian Tyler Knight, 28, with felony possession with intent to distribute, transportation and narcotics conspiracy charges.

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On Thursday, CBP found large vacuum-sealed bags of suspected marijuana inside three suitcases that were being loaded onto a flight. Officers identified the suspects and took them to the CBP’s inspection area. The two men were traveling through Iceland to Paris.

While CBP officers went through the rest of the men’s baggage, they found 68 more vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana weighing 72 lbs with a street value of about $350,000, according to a news release from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The men were then turned over to VSP troopers.

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