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Two Hundred Pounds Of Cocaine Seized In Southwest Michigan

July 29, 1986

PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) _ Two hundred pounds of cocaine with a street value of $30 million were seized Monday when narcotics agents raided a farmhouse drug laboratory, authorities said.

Eight people were arrested on drug charges and were awaiting arraignment in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids, said John Bruha, assistant U.S. attorney.

Arrested were three Colombian nationals, two Costa Ricans, two local residents and a resident of Puerto Rico, Bruha said. In addition to the cocaine, he said, some guns were seized in the raid outside Paw Paw.

U.S. Attorney John Smietanka said the seizure was the largest made by the federal government at an operating cocaine lab.

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