Colombia’s anti-narcotics police on Tuesday said it had arrested 10 members of a criminal organization suspected of having laundered $24 million for drug traffickers.
“The detained were charged with conspiracy to commit a crime and money laundering,” anti-narcotics chief Ricardo Restrepo told the press.
This the second arrest wave within the alleged money laundering ring; in May another nine suspects from what is thought to be the same organization were arrested.
The ring allegedly used international bank transfers from the United States, Beirut, China and Spain to launder money coming from drug trafficking activities. Additionally, the suspected money launderers used drug money to purchase goods like clothing from China, which were later sold legally in Colombia.
- Desarticulan red que habría lavado 45 mil millones del narcotráfico (Radio Santa Fe)