$10 million worth of marijuana found in bags of avocado pulp
Avocados are usually a tasty addition to a meal -- but the shipment the Cook County Sheriff's Office apprehended definitely won't be ending up on any plates.
Last week, police officials received a tip about a suspicious shipment at a cold storage business. Members of the Sheriff's Street Crime Suppression Unit were sent to the scene to investigate. A narcotics K9 was also on the scene to assist in the search efforts and a scent of drugs was quickly detected, the Daily Herald reported.
In addition to officials from the Drug Enforcement Agency, local police were contacted, and investigators ended up going through more than 1,500 frozen avocado pulp packages.
When the operation was complete, about a ton of marijuana bricks were discovered with a combined value of around 10 million dollars, the Chicago Tribune reports. The bricks had been concealed by the green avocado pulp in the packages, but some of the bags were marijuana-free.
An investigation has been launched to find the individuals responsible for stashing the drugs in the pulp.
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