Cocaine worth more than $1 million found in car trunk

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

JOLIET, Ill. — Three people are in jail after Will County authorities pulled over a car and found the trunk held several bricks of cocaine with a street value of more than $1 million.

In a news release, the Will County Sheriff’s Department says the discovery happened Monday night after deputies pulled over a car they’d spotted swerving on a road in Green Garden Township.

The deputies asked the driver — 31-year-old Jorge Vargas Moreno of Chicago — and his two passengers to get out of the car and then found bricks of cocaine totaling 20 kilos with the help of a drug-sniffing dog.

Vargas-Moreno, 35-year-old Bulmaro Castelan-Diaz of Chicago and 22-year-old Tavira-Berrum of LaSalle were booked into jail on charges of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.