It is perfectly understandable that people need to make money. With the economy being the way it is and various socioeconomic factors, people are driven to do all sorts of things to make ends meet. Some are forced into lives of crime to get money for survival. If you are going to do this, it’s important to know that the police are always watching. They are gathering information and looking to bust folks out there making money through illegal means. Juan Roberto Vasquez learned this the hard way when he was popped with a sizable amount of cocaine in the Chicago area recently.
Police were, indeed, watching Vasquez as a part of a drug investigation. They watched as he loaded “two heavy suitcases” into his car on Saturday. The police followed him until, they say, he made a traffic violation. It was at this point that they pulled him over. He could not produce a driver’s license when asked and was arrested.
Upon a search of the car, police found the two suitcases. Inside, they found 90 kilos (roughly 120 pounds) of cocaine waiting. The bust is said to be worth close to $7 million ($6.75 million).
Vasquez is facing charges of possession of more than 900 grams of cocaine (a felony), driving without a driver’s license, not using a turn signal and driving without insurance. A judge set bond at $500,000. He is due in court next on February 17th. He is undoubtedly going to go away for a little while.