Arrest derails major cross-country drug shipment

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OMAHA, Neb. - Authorities have identified the man arrested Wednesday in a major fentanyl drug bust as Edgar Navarro-Aguirre. He is scheduled for an initial appearance in federal court on Friday afternoon.

The 27-year-old California man was arrested in an interdiction operation in Omaha.

Investigators say they seized more than 15 kilos of fentanyl - the largest such seizure ever in Nebraska and one of the largest in the nation. It had the potential street value of $15 million dollars.

Fentanyl is an opioid drug vastly more potent than heroin.

Authorities said the drugs seized Wednesday were being hauled from California to New York and New Jersey.

The case is being investigated by the Nebraska State Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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