Police found almost $7 million worth of cocaine in a tomato shipment at a North Side warehouse last month as part of an ongoing probe into drug trafficking in the city, according to prosecutors.
Both Jorge Dominguez, 49, and Salvador Abundis, 47, were arrested this week and charged with calculated criminal drug conspiracy, according to police.
The men allegedly purchased a warehouse and received a shipment of 50 palettes of tomatoes on Dec. 9, prosecutors said. Inside of the crates were 723 packages (or 54 kilograms) of cocaine, they said.
The warehouse is located on the North Side, though Dominguez and Abundis live in separate homes in the 3000 block of North Luna Avenue in Belmont Cragin, court records show.
Investigators got a tip that Dominguez and Abundis were expecting a large shipment of drugs in early December, police said.
Attorney information for Dominguez and Abundis wasn't immediately available.