Wednesday, August 26, 2009

How To Use Comic Books As Detergent

From CNN.com:

DENVER, Colorado (CNN) -- Investigators in Colorado say they have broken up a massive methamphetamine ring in the Denver area that distributed pounds of the dangerous drug every week and laundered the profits using collectible comic books.

"To launder the money you have to use something that is quick and convenient," Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said at a news conference Monday. "And in this case, they used classic comic books."

While arresting the alleged ringleaders, brothers Aaron and Alfonzo Castro, law enforcement officers seized about 100 boxes of first-edition collectible comic books. Investigators say one title alone is worth $3,500 and the total collection of comics is worth half a million dollars.

No mention in the article about whether the comic books were Marvel or DC. I am excited, however, that the comic book collectible market is still relevant.

7 comments:

Mr. Customer said...

At least some were DC per Adams Cty. DA.

Great mug-shot, too.

KempKershaw said...

He looks like the football player in The Waterboy, Robideaux.

Paul said...

Strange that comic books were just a topic on SOSG and the Dodgers are playing in Denver. hmmmmm

Steve Sax said...

@Paul, a Mile High Comics reference? Hmmmmmm

Paul said...

Maybe SOSG indirectly controls the universe. I will be freaked out if tomorrow we find out that Jamie Kennedy has just signed up to be Gleek the Monkey in a Wonder Twins movie.

JBJ-1138 said...

ive been laundering my weed money with valuable comics for 8 years. :x

Delino DeShields said...

There was shop in the Tri State Mall back home that would sell dime bags (literally, the bags). And covered it up by selling rare coins in said bags. Rare coins like "the nickel."