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$25 Million of Coke in Melrose Park

By Margaret Lyons in News on Aug 11, 2008 6:55PM

Three men were busted this weekend for unloading $25 million worth of cocaine in Melrose Park. The Cook County Sheriffs High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area team, in addition to demonstrating that fancyschmancy names for police units are not just made up for television, "observed three men picking through a full load of cattle hooves" packed on a truck. The men were apparently pulling out specific pallets that authorities say contained drugs. The hooves were just a cover, but man, what a weird thing to have a truckful of. Hooves. [AP]