twenty-two Charged in Miami Drug Money Laundering Operation

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Source:   —  April 07, 2016, at 6:47 PM

Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said Thursday the case is a joint investigation with federal Homeland Security Dept officials.

Authorities say twenty-two people are being charged in an international money laundering case that funneled cash to drug trafficking cartels through Miami-based businesses.

Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said Thursday the case is a joint investigation with federal Homeland Security Dept officials. Authorities declare the undercover operation involved about $1 million a mo in drug money from throughout North America.

The charges are mostly against the unlawful money couriers working for Colombian and Mexican cartels trying to obtain U. S. drug-profit dollars converted into pesos they can use. Number business owners were charged but Rundle says they should be on notice when handling suspicious transactions.

The Miami-area businesses are mostly involved in the S American electronics export trade.

Authorities also seized about $1 million in cash during the investigation.

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