Area 5 Spanish Gang Task Force officers received information that a vehicle was transporting a large quantity of narcotics from Texas to Chicago. The drop off point was to be a North Side gas station.
Officers say they set up surveillance and observed the vehicle approach the location. While Araujo and Solano were being detained, a narcotics-trained dog was brought in to check the vehicle, police say.
Authorities say that upon removing the panels, numerous cellophane-wrapped, brick-like objects were found. They were tested and found to be a total of 25 kilograms of cocaine. The estimated street value is more than $2.5 million, police say.