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US announces takedown of 'sophisticated' int'l drug scheme involving Jamaicans

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US announces takedown of 'sophisticated' int'l drug scheme involving Jamaicans

Two Jamaicans are among 19 people who have been jailed on a range of criminal charges for their alleged involvement in a “sophisticated” international narcotics scheme, a top American law enforcement official has disclosed

Two Jamaicans are among 19 people who have been jailed on a range of criminal charges for their alleged involvement in a “sophisticated” international narcotics scheme, a top American law enforcement official has disclosed.

The scheme operated in Jamaica, Colombia and the United States.

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The scheme was allegedly used to launder approximately US$6 million in Colombian drug proceeds through banks in the Caribbean, the US and Europe, Rachel Rollins, US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, announced during a press conference a short time ago.

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The arrests mark the culmination of ‘Operation Thin Ice’, a joint five-year probe between the three countries.

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The probe targeted a Colombia-based money laundering organisation “that was infiltrated by law enforcement agencies in the United States, Colombia and Jamaica, among others”.

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