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NJ State Police seize $2.8M of heroin from tractor-trailer in Greenwich Township

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Oscar Franco was charged with possession of heroin. (New Jersey State Police)

Oscar Franco was charged with possession of heroin. (New Jersey State Police)

GREENWICH TOWNSHIP, N.J. — New Jersey State police seized nearly 80 pounds of heroin from a tractor-trailer Sunday.

The Mobile Safe Freight Unit participated in a statewide domestic enforcement detail to help get drugs off the streets of New Jersey.

Troopers stopped a tractor-trailer for a safety inspection on I-78 eastbound at milepost 6.4 near Greenwich Township.

During the stop, troopers located 36 kilograms, or nearly 80 pounds of heroin from inside the truck. The heroin has a street value of $2.88 million, police say.

California resident Oscar Franco, 58, was charged with possession of heroin and possession of heroin with intent to distribute.

He was taken to Warren County Jail in default of bail.