8 Tons of Marijuana Confiscated in Chicago

 by lucy

On Thursday, Chicago police confiscated over 8 tons of marijuana from a tractor trailer.  Police believe that this seizure will help to curb gang violence in the city.

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy stated, “The competition between narcotics dealers for these markets is keen and it results in violence.  This is not the (violent) crime.  This is the driver of the crime and when we make seizures like this, we can affect street level sales, which has an impact on crime in our city.”

The marijuana is believed to have been grown in Mexico and shipped to Chicago for gangs to sell on the streets.  According to police, the marijuana has an estimated value of $40 million.

This seizure came on the heels of Chicago’s decision to decriminalize low level marijuana possession.  The new ordinance allows police officers the opportunity to fight much larger scale operation, such as this one.  McCarthy explained, “Eliminating those markets, working on supply, that is going to make the city safe.”

Chicago is quickly becoming home to some of the larger Mexican drug cartels.  With its central location and size as the third largest city in the US, Chicago is a good hub for distribution of the illegal drug.



6 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

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    Mike-420 said on Jun 28, 2012

    40 million for 8 tons of mexican shit weed.. who the fucks buying this crap these days? Teenagers cant even be that stupid can they?

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      said on Jun 28, 2012

      actually not everything that comes over the border is schwagg some of the bombest weed over there would be like mid shelf here cant complain but also not the best they've stepped up there game over there also cause they gotta compete against calis finest

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        TripleOG said on Jul 4, 2012

        If you do the math at $5 a gram the total would be 35,840,000… and that's what the dealers on the street are selling it for so there is no way the person or people who had the 8 tons of marijuana would ever make 40 million… just common sense! Especially due to the fact that any amount of pot that large has to be some straight poop!

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    Kenobi said on Jun 28, 2012

    They have to say it's worth some exorbitant amount otherwise they can't justify in the eyes of the public.

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    559airandtrees said on Jun 29, 2012

    yeah it was probably 50k or less of stress.

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    eddie273273 said on Dec 19, 2012

    "Police believe that this seizure will help to curb gang violence in the city."
    Cannabis doesn't create violence ….
    police do .

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