$17 Million Worth of Cocaine Seized

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Federal agents arrested nine Cuban and Colombian refugees and seized 85 kilograms--187 pounds--of cocaine with a street value of $17 million, U.S. Atty. Lamond Mills said Thursday.

The seizure was the largest single cocaine bust in Nevada's history, Mills said.

Cash totaling $300,000 and numerous personal assets were also seized by authorities, Mills said.

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