Thursday, June 28, 2012
Authorities seize 8 tons of marijuana here in Chicago
CHICAGO, IL - Local and federal authorities Tuesday night confiscated about 8 tons of marijuana in what is believed to be one of the largest pot seizures ever in Chicago, sources said.
The seizure of roughly 16,000 pounds of marijuana came a day before the Chicago City Council passed a city ordinance that decriminalizes small amounts of the drug.
The pot seizure was made through a collaborative investigation of the Chicago Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Further details, including where the confiscation took place, were not available.
A news conference on the seizure is set for Thursday.