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updated: 4/10/2014 9:35 AM

DuPage drug trafficking investigation nets first three arrests

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DuPage County prosecutors Wednesday announced the first three arrests of what they are calling a "larger, ongoing investigation into drug trafficking" throughout the county.

Three men, whom drug agents have been secretly tracking and buying drugs from for months, were arrested late Tuesday during separate traffic stops in undisclosed locations.

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Assistant State's Attorney Kevin Laude said during Wednesday bond hearings for the men that agents have been intercepting phone calls, tracking cellular phone calls and using surveillance to monitor meetings among the men.

During the course of 20 meetings, prosecutors said, undercover agents purchased more than 800 grams of cocaine from the men and recovered more than $1 million in cash.

Guillermo Trejo, 32, of Cicero and Jose Paz Trejo, 44, of Stone Park each are being held on $750,000 bond. Bond for Cesar Alberto Trejo, 21, also of Stone Park, was set at $500,000.

Cesar Trejo is charged with two counts of delivery of a firearm before the 72-hour application waiting period, one count of criminal drug conspiracy to manufacture or deliver more than 15 and less than 100 grams of cocaine, and one count of criminal drug conspiracy to manufacture or deliver more than 100 but less than 400 grams of cocaine.

Guillermo Trejo is charged with the sale of a firearm before the waiting period and one count of criminal drug conspiracy to manufacture or deliver more than 15 and less than 100 grams of cocaine.

The man accused of being the ringleader and the investigation's target, Jose Paz Trejo, is charged with two gun counts, five counts of criminal drug conspiracy to manufacture or deliver more than 15 and less than 100 grams and two counts of criminal drug conspiracy to manufacture or deliver more than 100 but less than 400 grams of cocaine.

The are due in court at 9 a.m. on April 22.

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