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Officials: 2 men caught with $1.5M in drugs

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ELIZABETH, N.J (AP) -

Two Connecticut men are facing charges in New Jersey after police say they found $1.5 million worth of drugs when investigators stopped them near a mall.

NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/1MEkauC ) 21-year-old Jafet Acevedo and 22-year-old Arturo Perez were taken into custody Oct. 27 when investigators stopped them near the Mills at Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth.

Officers searched their 2004 Toyota Sienna and found more than three pounds of heroin and more than four pounds of cocaine.

Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park says investigators subsequently searched the suspects' homes and found additional drugs. In total, she says investigators seized more than seven pounds of heroin, 10 pounds of methamphetamine and $40,000 in cash.

It's unclear if they have attorneys who could comment on the charges.

Information from: NJ Advance Media.

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