Mon, Apr 30, 2007
Feds Seize $6.7 Million Of Drugs From Cargo Hold
Aeroméxico Flight 668
from Guadalajara, Mexico, to O'Hare International Airport had more
than just luggage in its cargo compartment.
US Customs and Border Protection agents found more than 700
pounds of cocaine when the international flight landed at 11 pm
Friday, reported the Chicago Sun-Times.
The seizure was one of Chicago's largest drug busts involving
The 336 bricks of cocaine, with a street value of $6.7 million,
were found during a routine inspection of baggage. The four small
cardboard boxes containing the contraband were not included on the
cargo manifest, officials said.
The bricks were wrapped in cellophane, soaked in axle grease,
and covered with rubber sheeting.
The seizure remains under investigation by special agents from
the O'Hare office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, officials
said, and no arrests had been made late Saturday.
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