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Half-Ton of Hashish Seized in Ohio


January 1993

U.S. Customs and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents seized close to a half-ton of hashish in Northeast Ohio in December, following an international tip from narcotics agents in India (Douglas Montero, "DEA Agents Seize Nearly Half-Ton Hashish," Cleveland Plain Dealer, 12/8/92, 1B). The shipment was concealed between granite tiles. A 51-year-old Ohio man, Angelo Orteca, was arrested while driving a tractor-trailer containing 919 pounds of the drug.