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6 arrested in money-laundering ring in Arizona, NY

PHOENIX — Authorities said six people believed to be members of a money
laundering organization in Tucson and New York are in custody while two others
are being sought.

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office said the group was involved in
laundering $1.6 million through a Tucson casino and bank accounts from June 2010
to May 2013.

Authorities confiscated 84 pounds of marijuana that was sent from Tucson to New
York through commercial shipment in October.

Acting on a tip, authorities served a warrant on the shipment and discovered
drugs inside a 60-galllon air compression unit that had been resealed and
painted over.

The AG’s Office put racketeering liens on 15 bank accounts associated with the
six people arrested plus a Tucson home that authorities believe was paid for
with drug money.


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