US authorities have charged six persons with close to 100 criminal charges for a purported drug trafficking and ML conspiracy. The step came after an international joint investigation called ‘Operation Money Maker’. This operation included nine law enforcement agencies collaborating with one another.
Barak Amar, Arshak Arayan and Ofir Frieden conspired with others to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine. These defendants have been charged for distribution of and/or conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. The authorities have additionally charged Frieden with 45 counts of ML.
Meanwhile, Djekem Kedoshim, who wrote a business check worth the illicit drug proceeds, has been charged with ML and conspiracy to commit ML. Two other defendants, Moshe Malka and Shine True, deposited illicit cash into their bank accounts and traded the cash for checks in the names of the co-conspirators. The authorities have also charged them with ML and conspiracy to commit ML.
Source: US Department of Justice