Nevada: Police arrest Ethiopian man traveling with pot

Arash Mosaleh | Channel 2 News

RENO, NEVADA – Nearly $50,000 in marijuana is off the streets, after Reno Police officers arrested a man accused of drug trafficking in downtown Reno Wednesday.

Police arrested Yohannis Mengesha at the Amtrak Station.

They say Yohannes is an immigrant from Ethiopia, in the country illegally.

Cops caught Mengesha with a suitcase filled with marijuana.

Police say they found nearly 20 pounds of marijuana in the suitcase. Police say it’s worth nearly $50,000.

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