Maybe we should increase the tax on drug proceeds? (sarcasm)
Until the moment she took $500 from a friend as payment for making a bank deposit, Gloria Cuero says she was just a church-going courthouse security guard.
But the friend was a seasoned Colombian heroin dealer, and Cuero committed a crime by laundering drug money and helping him stash dope cash.
“It happened. I have been punished and I am moving on with my life,” she told the Houston Chronicle. “Getting mad at anyone won't change anything.”
By their own admissions, Cuero and a housekeeper — who like Cuero was a Colombian immigrant living in Florida — were sucked into a money-laundering and heroin-smuggling ring that stretched from South America to Houston, Miami, New York, New Jersey and Detroit. They say they just needed some quick money.
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