Aurora Police Make $1.9M Heroin Bust

AURORA, Ill. (CBS) — Bond has been set at a staggering $15 million for an Aurora man arrested on heroin peddling charges.

WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Roberts reports an Evanston couple faces related money laundering charges.

Police armed with search warrants seized nine kilograms of heroin, valued at $1.9 million, from the home of 41-year-old Modesto Alarcon; along with guns, ammunition, and $85,000 in cash.

Aurora Drug Suspect Held On $15 Million Bail

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Alarcon was charged with one count each of unlawful possession a controlled substance with intent to deliver, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and money laundering. His bail was set at $15 million.

“When you take into consideration heroin and cocaine, other illicit street drugs, conservatively 70 percent of the crime committed is either directly related to the drug trade, in furtherance of somebody’s addiction, or committed a crime while they’re under the influence of an illegal drug,” McMahon said.

Juan Carlos Fernandez and Reyna Garcia-Manzanares (Credit: Kane County State's Attorney)

Juan Carlos Fernandez and Reyna Garcia-Manzanares (Credit: Kane County State’s Attorney)

Police also found $190,000, believed to be Alarcon’s, in a car belonging to 39-year-old Juan Carlos Fernandez and 41-year-old Reyna Garcia-Manzanares.

They were charged with money laundering and their bail was set at $500,000 each.

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