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A transatlantic undercover operation smashed a multimillion-dollar drug ring with the arrests of four men, including one who claimed to be the world's top hashish dealer, authorities said. The ring's alleged leader, Stanley Esser, 42, of the Netherlands, and Abdul Wali, 48, a Pakistani associate, were arrested in the Netherlands. "Mr. Esser made the statement to undercover agents that he was the world's largest supplier of hashish," a police spokesman said. Esser's attorney, Martien Roeffen, 48, and Ahmad Saleh El Ahmar, 38, were arrested in New Jersey.

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