Newsmax: The Trump administration announced a counternarcotics operation in early April, choking off the drug supply chain flowing from Latin America, and now law enforcement officials are choking off drug cartels’ cash flow in the U.S.
“It’s really around April, where we started saying, ‘Hey, we’re having a lot more success in this area,'” New York Drug Enforcement Administration special agent in charge Ray Donovan told NBC News.
“With all the stores and shops closed down here, they don’t have that as one of the means to quickly launder money.”
With businesses shutdown in the major coastal cities where drug trade had boomed, laundering money through other business transactions have been made more difficult for the smugglers, leaving piles of cash easier for law enforcement to home in on, officials told NBC News.
“Their activities are a lot more apparent than they were three months ago,” Los Angeles DEA special agent in charge Bill Bodner told NBC News. more