Wu Chen: 45-year-old man arrested for 'executing' four Chinese nationals on Oklahoma marijuana farm

Wu Chen was nabbed in Miami and authorities said that he faces charges of murder and shooting with intent to kill

Wu Chen: 45-year-old man arrested for 'executing' four Chinese nationals on Oklahoma marijuana farm
Wu Chen was arrested in Miami on November 22 (THE OKLAHOMA STATE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION/U.S. MARSHALS SERVICE)
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MIAMI, FLORIDA: A Chinese man, 45, responsible for "executing" four people at a marijuana field in Oklahoma over the weekend, has been arrested. Wu Chen was apprehended in Miami, Florida, just before 4 pm, on Tuesday, November 22.

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Police reportedly apprehended him after a car tag reader flagged the vehicle he was driving, as per CNN.

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According to the outlet, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reportedly said, "Chen will face Murder and Shooting with Intent to Kill charges. He is awaiting extradition to Oklahoma." CNN News reported that it was unclear if Chen had an attorney to represent him.

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The outlet said that the murders happened on Sunday, November 20, and the victims were three men and a woman, all of Chinese descent. The incident happened in a remote location northwest of Oklahoma City and a fifth Chinese national was injured in the carnage.

According to NBC, the suspect entered a building on the farm around 5.45 p.m. The suspect was reportedly there for a "substantial amount of time" before the killing began. Authorities reportedly said that the killings were not arbitrary. The manner of killing has not been revealed. Authorities stated in a statement on Monday, November 21, that they discovered the bodies while responding to a report of a hostage situation on the farm. Authorities scoured the premises for the culprit while a helicopter and a drone were also utilized, as per KFOR.

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The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs stated on Tuesday that the department was looking into whether the grow operation's active medicinal marijuana license was legal. Attempts to contact someone at the company were futile. A commercial real estate agent holding a sale listing for the land reportedly said that she did not know anything about the owner, as per NBC news.

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Law enforcement officials have discovered a spike in black market operators using suspected human trafficking victims, especially Chinese nationals, to cultivate and trim marijuana supplied in legal dispensaries.

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