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+ BUSTED: Twenty-five people were indicted in September after New York’s Organized Crime Task Force made the biggest drug seizure in its 46-year history.
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IT WAS A HOT February day on the U.S.- Mexico border when an observant customs officer noticed that a teenager crossing the Otay Mesa checkpoint had a suspicious bulge in his crotch. When officers escorted the 19-year-old out of the pedestrian lane and patted him down, they found a package in his underwear holding what they thought were almost 1,200 oxycodone pills.

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