Five People Arrested for Money Laundering Between Iowa and Mexico

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(Waterloo, IA) -- Five people are in custody in connection to a money laundering operation between Iowa and Mexico.

According to the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Task Force, the investigation into the money laundering scheme lasted two years before arrests were made. Those arrested include:

  • Richard Mohorne
  • Megan Heying
  • Mark Sayles
  • Rylee Wenman
  • Samuel Monroe

Investigators say the operation would move money from meth sales from Black Hawk County to the city of Culiacan, Mexico, in the state of Sinaloa. The five are accused of using wire transfers from money transfer businesses in Black Hawk County to wire the money to Mexico.

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