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"Huge cocaine stash found on O'Hare plane"
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Huge cocaine stash found on O'Hare plane
The Chicago (IL) Tribune
Federal officials seized more than 700 pounds of cocaine on Friday from an
international flight landing at O'Hare International Airport.
Officers from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection found the drugs on an
Aeromex flight from Guadalajara, Mexico, which landed at 11 p.m., officials
About 330 bricks of cocaine were found in the commercial airliner's cargo
compartment during a routine inspection of baggage. The bricks were wrapped
in cellophane, soaked in axle grease and covered with rubber and packaging
The drugs have a street value of about $6.7 million.
The four small cardboard boxes containing the cocaine were not included on
the cargo listing.
The seizure is under investigation, and no arrests had been made late
Saturday, officials said.
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