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$2.3 Million In Drug Money Seized From Disneyland-Adjacent Stash House

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Authorities seized $2.3 million in Sinaloa Cartel-linked cash from a stash house just a few hundred feet from Disneyland Thursday. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller told LAist that the raid was part of a two-year, ongoing investigation into the Mexico-based drug trafficking organization led by the FBI, the IRS and local law enforcement.

The Anaheim house, located on a tree-lined block of West Katella Avenue, is believed to have been regularly used for the storage of narcotics and cash proceeds.

There have been several other seizures of large amounts of money and narcotics over the course of the two-year investigation, but specific information about them has not yet been made public.

According to City News Service, the latest break in the case—and the search warrant for the house on Katella—came after a female driver was pulled over on the Santa Ana freeway. Developments in the investigation had led authorities to pursue the vehicle, which was then located driving southbound on the freeway. Authorities questioned the female driver after pulling her over for a traffic stop, and that interrogation led to the Anaheim house. The woman has not been charged at this time.

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No arrests have yet been made in connection with the Katella seizure, and the FBI encourages anyone with information that may be helpful to investigators to give them a ring at (310) 477-6565.