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FBI, IRS seize $2.3 million in drug cash at Anaheim, one block from Disneyland

May 13, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
FBI, IRS seize $2.3 million in drug cash at Anaheim, one block from Disneyland

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Federal and local authorities have seized over $2 million in cash from a home in Anaheim, California stemming from a two-year cartel-linked drug trafficking investigation.

The L.A. Times reported, agents with the FBI, IRS together with local law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant during a May 5th raid at the Anaheim home located less than a block from Disneyland, where they found $2.3 million in cash.

According to FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller, the home was just one of several other locations targeted during the two-year investigation.

Although agents seized a significant amount of cash and narcotics over the course of the inquiry. However, no drugs were found inside the Anaheim residence, despite the fact, officials suspected the home was used as a “stash house” used to store “large amounts of narcotics.”

The FBI have identified several U.S. and international bank accounts also have been during the probe, and agents are scrutinizing the financial records, Eimiller said.

She maintained that despite no arrests being made during the raid; the FBI have identified several individuals as members of the drug ring with ties to Culiacan, the largest city in Mexico’s Sinaloa state and the hometown of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

FBI agents utilized several techniques during the investigation including wiretaps and surveillance at multiple locations to locate members of the organization conducting illegal large-scale drug transactions and illicit money laundering activities.

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