7 arrested in Southwest Side marijuana bust

August 24, 2011 4:40:42 AM PDT
Chicago police have arrested seven suspects and seized more than six tons of marijuana in a major narcotics bust on the Southwest Side.

Officers displayed the narcotics in a police garage on Tuesday. Police estimate the pot has a street value of more than $33 million.

Police say, when a source told them a warehouse on South Kolmar was used in the operation, they staked out the warehouse and saw a semi trailer truck enter. They say metal containers filled with drugs were unloaded and put into cars.

In addition to arresting the suspects, police confiscated seven vehicles, a rifle, and a pistol.


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