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Two Frenchmen, Three others Held after Massive Heroin Bust in Brooklyn

Jan. 19, 1962 - Five persons were held today in $100,000 bail each as a result of a Brooklyn raid Thursday in which $3,500,000 worth of heroin was seized. Jacques L. Angelbin (pictured center), 34, a Parisian television performer, and Francois Paul Scaglia, 34, said to be an owner of a Paris nightclub, were among those held. Federal narcotics officials said the arrests would seriously affect smuggling operations in France. They said practically all the heroin that entered this part of the U.S. came from French laboratories. Officials said that the seizure was one of the largest ever made in this country and that an international narcotics ring was involved. The leader of the ring, however, was said to have escaped. Officials believe the heroin originated in Marseilles and was concealed in an automobile shipped here. The value put on the heroin was based on the price that addicts would pay.

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