February 1, 2007

A 56-year-old man was arrested early Thursday after police found $22 million of drugs in the vehicle he was driving.

Chicago Lawn District police tactical officers saw a U-Haul truck parked in a lot in the 4000 block at South Pulaski Avenue about 12:05 a.m., according to a police News Affairs release. The officers noticed an “open brick of cannabis” on the truck’s floor and immediately arrested the 57-year-old driver, the release stated.

After further investigation, the officers discovered two large duffle bags of cash containing a total of about $100,000, 113 kilos of cocaine stored in Tupperware and hidden in two heaters and 3,000 pounds cannabis, the release stated.

The cocaine has an estimated street value of $14 million, while the cannabis has an estimated street value of $8 million, the release stated.

No charges have been filed as 5 a.m., according to police News Affairs Officer David Banks.