Chicago Police Make $20 Million Pot Bust

Officers found the drugs hidden in pallets of cilantro

By Jennifer Schwarz
|  Thursday, Oct 13, 2011  |  Updated 10:40 AM CDT
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Chicago Police narcotics officers recovered about 7,000 pounds of marijuana Tuesday in a warehouse in the city’s West Englewood neighborhood.

Acting on an anonymous tip, officers found the bundles of drugs hidden among pallets of cilantro at a warehouse on the 2100 block of West 74th street. 

The drugs have a street value of about $20 million, police said.

No one was in custody Wednesday morning, and police were still investigating.  

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