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FBI, Customs Agents Charged With Stealing, Laundering Drug Money


February 1993

Three U.S. Customs agents and a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent were charged with stealing cocaine and laundering $200,000 in drug money after they were caught on camera during a U.S. Customs sting (Rachel Swarns, "Federal Agents Busted in Drug Sting: Hidden Cameras Recorded Theft of Cocaine, Cash," Miami Herald, 1/28/93, 1B; From news services, "Four Federal Agents Arrested," Washington Post, 1/28/93, A12).

The federal lawmen allegedly stole drugs and money from drug dealers, according to Leonard Freedman, regional internal affairs director for Customs. More federal agents may have been involved, Freedman said. The 18-month investigation snared Customs agents Orlando White, 42, Alcides Licona, 47, Ricardo Laurel, 37, and FBI agent Louis Reveiz, 27.