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Federal Bureau of Investigation, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and other federal agents have arrested 59 people on charges related to international conspiracies to launder money and smuggle counterfeit US currency, weapons, drugs and cigarettes into the United States. Other suspects are wanted based on indictments for their part in the international smuggling operation.

Federal agents made arrests at 11 locations in the United States and Canada, including Atlantic City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago and Philadelphia.

The arrests were the result of two parallel undercover law enforcement operations. They involved unprecedented cooperation between the FBI, ICE, the US Secret Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, US Customs and Border Protection, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the US Postal Inspection Service, and the Department of Labor's Inspector General, as well as several state and local law enforcement departments.

Following the arrests, federal indictments were unsealed in Los Angeles and Newark, New Jersey, naming 87 individuals in the international smuggling and counterfeiting operation on charges including violations of Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statutes; dealing in counterfeit US currency; narcotics trafficking; money laundering; conspiracy to defraud the United States; and illegal weapons trafficking.
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