Cops Seize 10 Kilos of Heroin, $5 Million in Cash on NW Side

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

Tuesday, Jul 6, 2010  |  Updated 6:48 AM CDT
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Chicago police on Monday announced a major heroin bust within city limits.

The Chicago Police Narcotics Unit targeted a home on the 2500 block of N. Kildare that was reported to be part of a drug ring, according to a statement from Chicago police.

Cops said they saw a man go into the home and suspected he made a drug purchase. They stopped the man after he exited and questioning led officers to search the house.

Inside they found 10 kilos of Heroin and about $5 million in cash. The cash was wrapped in heat-sealed plastic bags and secured with duct tape.

"It's is definitely the biggest bust of the year for heroin," said police Cmdr. Jim O'Grady, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Police continue to investigate the heroin trafficking ring.

A report by Roosevelt University released last Monday concluded that heroin use in Chicago has steadily increased over the past decade

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