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Car switch tips Chicago unit to massive drug bust

Bust nets $1 million in drugs, $378,000 in cash
By Josh Noel
The Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — One of the year's largest drug busts in Chicago, netting more than $1 million in cocaine and marijuana, came together for police in less than a day, officials said Sunday.

With the result spread across several tables -- more than 40 resealable bags bulging with marijuana, five bricks and several bags of cocaine, and more than $378,000 in cash -- Lt. Eric Carter of the narcotics and gang investigation unit said the arrest began about 8 p.m. Friday when police saw Oswaldo Sanchez, 25, switching cars with a group of men.

Car switching is a common practice during large drug deals, police said.

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