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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Authorities say a Texas man has been arrested in Mississippi related to a shipment of more than 100,000 diet pills from China.

Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director Marshall Fisher says in a news release the pills contain a substance banned in the United States. Fisher says the substance has been linked to heart attacks and strokes.

Oscar Hugo Onate, 30, of Dallas faces a charge of possession of sibutramine with the intent to distribute.

It wasn't immediately clear if he had a lawyer.

Fisher says Onate was arrested at a post office in Vicksburg, Miss., after MBN intercepted a suspicious package from a China business address.

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