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$7 Million In Heroin Seized In Fresno County Drug Bust

FRESNO (AP) -- Undercover officers in Central California say they made a drug bust valued at nearly $7 million on the streets, seizing just a few pounds of a synthetic heroin.

Fresno County Sheriff's spokesman Tony Botti said Friday that officers seized 4.4 pounds of the drugs. The undercover officers arrested a man who agreed to make the delivery from Los Angeles.

Botti says that the officers made the traffic stop on Highway 99 just outside Fresno.

They found two packages stashed in a secret compartment containing a mixture that included fentanyl.

Investigators say that a small amount of the drugs can be cut 100 times, giving the cache a street value of $6.8 million.

Botti says that officers handling it wore hazardous-material suits because the potent drugs can be fatal if inhaled or touched.

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