Chilean police smash drug trafficking, money laundering gang
Chilean police detained 14 members of a drug trafficking and money laundering gang on Friday, said the country's Investigative Police Department (PDI), Xinhua reported.
The PDI said via Twitter that they had confiscated 113.4 kilos of a cocaine base, marijuana and a salt form of cocaine, cocaine hydrochloride.
Some 3 million U.S. dollars worth of property was also seized. The PDI also reported the confiscation of "10 vehicles, shotguns, ammunition, jewellery and chemicals."
The operation began with the arrest of four individuals in the northern Antofagasta region, said the authorities.
The 10 other gang members were arrested during raids on properties around Santiago, added the PDI.
According to Jorge Guin, commissioner of the PDI's Anti-drugs Brigade, Friday's money laundering case was the largest the force has been involved in this year.
The police reported that they had been tracking the gang for eight months after noticing money being laundered through several businesses.