Investigators seize 360 pounds of pot from hip-hop mogul

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(WFLX) - A hip-hop mogul, who founded Roc-a-Fella Records with rapper Jay-Z, is among 50 people charged with trafficking marijuana.

Kareem Burke, also known as Biggs, was arrested at his home in New Jersey after investigators seized more than 360 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $2 million.

Prosecutors say the pot was being grown in Florida and smuggled into New York, and that three separate cells in the organization were controlling the marijuana market in that city.

The operation is believed to have been running for the past 20 years.

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