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Arrest of 3 on SW Side brings in more than $1M in narcotics: cops

Chicago Police arrested three men recovered four guns more than $1.2 millinarcotics Wednesday night.  |  Chicago Police photo

Chicago Police arrested three men and recovered four guns and more than $1.2 million in narcotics Wednesday night. | Chicago Police photo

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Chicago Police arrested three men and recovered four guns and more than $1.2 million in narcotics Wednesday night in the Chicago Lawn District on the Southwest Side, police said.

Raphael Torres, 59, of the 6500 block of West 63rd Place, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and a warrant for an unrelated investigation, according to a statement from the Chicago Police Department. Naftali Centeno, 31, also of the 6500 block of West 63rd Place, was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance; three counts of unlawful use of weapon by felon; possession of cannabis, and a warrant in an unrelated investigation, police said. Sergey Mordvin, 33, of the 6000 block of North Sheridan, was charged with possession of cannabis, according to the statement.

At Torres’ apartment in the Clearing neighborhood, police said officers recovered 166 pounds of marijuana, estimated to be worth more than $1.1 million; crystal methamphetamine, ecstasy and cocaine; four firearms, two of which had been reported stolen, and $44,000.

Mordvin and Centeno, a convicted felon, were scheduled for bond court Thursday, police said. Torres, also a convicted felon, was scheduled to appear in bond court Friday.



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