A traffic stop on the Manhattan-Monee Road in Will County (Monday) has landed three people in jail facing drug charges. Two Chicago men and a LaSalle woman face charges of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.
Will County Sheriff’s Office arrested all three individuals after uncovering over 20 kilos of cocaine in the trunk of their car.
The driver, 31-year-old Jorge Vargas-Moreno of Chicago, appeared nervous and was trembling as he was speaking with the deputies. He was asked to exit the vehicle, along with the other two passengers, 35-year-old Bulmaro Castelan-Diaz of Chicago and 22-year-old Yolanda Tavira-Berrum of LaSalle.
The Sheriff’s Department K-9 was called to the scene and conducted a sniff search of the vehicle and provided authorities with a positive hit for narcotics in the trunk of the car. A search of the trunk uncovered 20 kilos of wrapped bricks containing cocaine. The estimated street value of the cocaine was $1.125 million.