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Authorities bust suspected Corona drug house

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State police staking out a suspected stash house in Corona seized more than $2 million worth of heroin and crystal meth last month, the city’s special narcotics prosecutor announced Monday.

Authorities probing activity at the two-level apartment on 96th Street saw three men leave the building April 9 and travel to the Bronx.

When police stopped them, one was allegedly found with three kilos of “black tar” heroin from Mexico, special prosecutor Bridget Brennan said.

When investigators traveled back to the Corona apartment, they found a hidden compartment allegedly containing another 1.5 kilos of heroin, four kilos of meth and a 9mm handgun and loaded clip, she said.

The street value of the drugs was more than $2 million, Brennan said.

Miguel Mercado-Guelen, Henry Nunez and Diego Estevez were arrested and indicted on various drug and conspiracy charges, the special prosecutor said.

Reach reporter Rich Bockmann by e-mail at rbockmann@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4574.

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