Cash Smuggling Task Force Seizes $2.4 Million In Illicit Proceeds


UPDATED: Wednesday December 5, 2012 4:40 PM

Columbus' recently formed Bulk Cash Smuggling Task Force seized millions from criminal organizations this year.

According to the U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the task force seized $2.4 million in illicit proceeds since February.

The task force, led by ICE, also made 111 arrests for violations of federal and state laws.

Seventeen firearms, 5,053 grams of cocaine, 1,793 grams of heroin, 197 pounds of marijuana and 25 grams of crack cocaine also were seized.

According to ICE, most of the seizers occurred in central Ohio.

The money seized will go to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to support efforts to combat transnational crime, ICE said in a news release on Wednesday.

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