- by theguardian
- 06 Dec 2022
A suspect was arrested in Florida after four Chinese nationals were killed at a marijuana farm in Oklahoma, the Oklahoma state bureau of investigation said.
In a statement on Facebook, the bureau said the suspect, Wu Chen, 45, was arrested by police in Miami Beach after a car tag reader flagged the vehicle he was driving. Chen was then transported to the Miami-Dade county detention center.
Now awaiting extradition to Oklahoma, Chen will face charges of murder and shooting with intent to kill. A photograph released by Oklahoma authorities showed him sitting shoeless on a curb with his hands apparently cuffed behind his back.
An Oklahoma state bureau of investigation captain, Stan Florence, said authorities believed the suspect knew the victims.
Mark Woodward, a spokesperson for the Oklahoma bureau of narcotics and dangerous drugs control, told the Associated Press it was too early to declare that illegal marijuana growth and trafficking would be a centerpiece of the investigation.
Oklahoma legalized medical marijuana in 2018. Next year, voters will decide whether to legalize the recreational use of the drug.
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