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02-01-07, 03:03 PM #1
Cops seize $22 mil. in drugs from S. Side van
February 1, 2007
FROM STNG WIRE REPORTS
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.
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