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A police dog named Buster shows the way during big meth bust in Fresno

Buster the drug dog helps make a big meth bust

A drug-sniffing dog name Buster finds 30 pounds of methamphetamine smuggled from Mexico.
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A drug-sniffing dog name Buster finds 30 pounds of methamphetamine smuggled from Mexico.

A narcotics-finding dog named Buster won high praise Tuesday when he found 30 pounds of methamphetamine brought to the central San Joaquin Valley by Mexican drug traffickers.

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Guadalupe Garcia Fresno Police Department

Officers from the Fresno police Major Narcotics unit team along with state Department of Justice agents with the High Intensity Drug Trafficking unit arrested Guadalupe Garcia, 25, during the investigation.

Fresno police Sgt. Tim Tietjen said the bust followed a month-long investigation as undercover officers negotiated with traffickers. Then, Garcia arrived with the product at a south Fresno location.

Tietjen estimated that the drugs were worth about $200,000 at the street level. Undercover officers paid a wholesale price of $63,000 to the traffickers.

Garcia was booked into Fresno County Jail.

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