CHICAGO HEIGHTS ILLINOIS - Two illegal aliens from Mexico residing in Chicago Heights are facing felony drug charges after federal authorities seized more than $1 million worth of drugs during a bust in Chicago Heights earlier this month.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, working in conjunction with the Chicago Heights police, arrested Raul Rangel-Dominguez and Juan Serrano Jr. on Jan. 4 at a house in the 400 block of West 15th Street, Chicago Heights, police said Wednesday.
Bail was set at $100,000 each for both men on Jan. 6 and they are next due in court Feb. 2 at the Markham Courthouse, according to court records.
Police recovered a little more than 7 pounds of cocaine, about a pound of heroin, a Romanian-made AK-47 assault rifle, a Desert Eagle .50-caliber pistol, and Serrano’s car, a 2004 Nissan 350Z convertible, police said.
Chicago Heights Police Chief Charles Guiliani said the confiscation of the weapons was a “big issue,” for the department.