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Federal Agent Arrested

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a federal Customs and
Border Protection agent and 13 others they say were involved in a
large-scale drug trafficking scheme.

U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said Thursday authorities seized 700,000 tabs of Ecstasy worth more than $2.8 million at a house in Chamblee as part of the bust.

Customs agent Devon Samuels is charged with laundering drug money, smuggling cash and attempting to bring weapons onto an
aircraft.

Prosecutors say an officer posing as a drug money launderer gave the 45-year-old Samuels $22,000, which they say he smuggled to
Jamaica.

Samuels is also charged with conspiracy to commit marriage fraud. Authorities say he was paid $900 to help a couple in a sham marriage deceive customs officials.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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