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Two Florida men were arrested in Elk Grove Village this week with more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana concealed in a shipment of carrots.
A Cook County Sheriff's narcotics unit investigated Garcia-Acosta and Diaz-Perez based on a tip and followed them to two different Elk Grove Village hotels.
Police pulled over their truck for a traffic violation on Monday and found 80 plastic-wrapped bundles of marijuana. The drugs, valued at approximately $5,325,000, were concealed in a load of carrots in the truck's trailer.
The men are due in Chicago court on April 8.