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Trucker sentenced to 10 years for transporting 36 kilograms of heroin via NJ interstate

A California truck driver who New Jersey State Police found transporting more than $10 million worth heroin was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday. Oscar Franco, 59, of Chula Vista, Calif., was arrested Aug. 14, when a routine commercial inspection led to the discovery of 36 kilograms of heroin inside duffel bags. Trooper Brian Dolinsky noticed significant irregularities in Franco’s bill of lading and logbook, authorities said. His trip from San Diego also included unexplained
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Trucker pleads guilty in NJSP seizure of 64 kilos of heroin

A California truck driver who New Jersey State Police found trafficking 74 kilograms of drugs on a Warren County highway pleaded guilty Friday. Henry Cruz Ventura, 40, of Los Angeles, will face 10 years in state prison when he is sentenced June 23, after pleading guilty to first-degree possession of heroin with intent to distribute. Ventura was arrested Aug. 23, after a routine commercial vehicle safety inspection resulted in troopers finding 64 kilograms of heroin
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