Feds Seize Funds Designed For Criminal Activity

Dec 6, 2012

A task force comprised of local and federal law enforcement and run by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's homeland security division in Columbus has seized nearly 2.4 million dollar this year in proceeds from criminal activities.

It also made 111 arrests. The Bulk Cash Smuggling Task Force was launched in February to fight criminals' use of money to fund their activities.  The agency says criminal groups smuggle money in and out of the country, taking funds earned from selling drugs and weapons and the sex trafficking of women and children.