Pima County Sheriff's Department

1750 E. Benson Highway
Tucson, AZ 85714
(520) 351-4600
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Press Release

Extensive Investigation Leads to the Discovery of Millions of Dollars in Money Laundering

Sent on 11/19/2015 1:45:21 PM

Since April 2015, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics and Special Investigations Section (NSIS) in conjunction with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office has conducted a joint money laundering investigation. The investigation uncovered $216,000 in AZ Department Economic Security (DES) fraud, $2.8 million in money laundering, and the transportation or sale of Marijuana. Today, NSIS served seven search warrants, six in Pima County, and one in the Casa Grande area. There is a current total of nine associated arrest warrants. Eight other arrests are pending. The names and charges for the involved suspects will be available after all warrants are served and successful contact is made. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released as it becomes available.


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