Police Seize $165,000 Worth of Marijuana

October 12, 2013 Updated Oct 12, 2013 at 11:47 PM EDT

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October 12, 2013 Updated Oct 12, 2013 at 11:47 PM EDT

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) -Officials busted 40-year-old Min Huynh in Amherst Friday night as he was exiting his car with a suitcase in hand.

The suitcase was filled with 8lbs of marijuana and then 25 pounds more was found in the trunk.

He had 33 pounds of marijuana in his possession, valued at $165,000.

The Vietnam native, who has been in the U.S. for close to 20 years as a temporary visitor, Is considered a violent felon.

He served 15 years in jail after an armed home invasion in Queens in 1992.

He will be held at the holding center pending arraignment in Amherst.

Charges include Criminal Possession of Marijuana in 1st degree.