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Record Amount Of Mexican Heroin Seized In NYC

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The Drug Enforcement Administration says it has seized a record 154 pounds of heroin worth at least $50 million in a New York City investigation.

The DEA called the heroin seizure its largest ever in New York state. Agents say the heroin came from Mexico.

Officials said on Tuesday that most of the drugs were found in an SUV in the Bronx following a wiretap investigation.

Agents also made two arrests and recovered $2 million in cash.

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Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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