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Police: Sex ring busted in NYC

on January 31, 2014 10:20 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say 18 people are being rounded up in New York City on allegations they sold “party packs” of cocaine and sex to high-end clients and texted them to advertise ahead of this week’s Super Bowl festivities.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office says the arrests follow an 11-month investigation by state and city authorities. Some of the suspects were being arrested and brought into a Manhattan police precinct for arraignment Thursday morning.

Authorities said surveillance shows the ring laundered money and credit cards through clothing, wig, beauty supply and limousine businesses and targeted wealthy out-of-town customers, especially during large events. Prostitutes would bring cocaine to clients who ordered the so-called party packs.

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