$2.3M seized from Anaheim home as part of drug trafficking investigation

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) -- Agents from various federal and local law enforcement agencies seized $2.3 million at an Anaheim home as part of a two-year investigation into a Mexican drug trafficking organization.

On May 5, investigators with the FBI, IRS and local law enforcement agencies served a search warrant at a home in the 1200 block of Katella Avenue where the money was found. Authorities said large sums of money and narcotics had previously been seized from the home during the investigation.

Numerous bank accounts in the U.S. and internationally were identified during the investigation and a financial analysis on the accounts was ongoing. No one was arrested in connection to the seizure.

For the last two years, multiple agencies have been investigating a Mexico-based drug trafficking organization with suspected ties to the area of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. The FBI said it has used several techniques such as wiretaps and surveillance at multiple locations to find members of the organization conducting illegal large-scale narcotics and money laundering activities.

Anyone with information regarding people engaged in illegal narcotics activities was asked to contact the FBI.