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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Restaurant Owner Funded Pot Operations

The Denver Post

The owner of a popular Chinese restaurant in Thornton was charged today in federal court with a felony count of money laundering.

If convicted, Dan Khau Tang, 46, owner of Heaven Dragon, will forfeit his right to title and interest in his properties, including $1.8 million in cash seized, according to a media release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Tang is accused of funding an elaborate marijuana-growing operation and laundering money through his restaurant.

The charge against Tang stems from an investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and North Metro Task Force that uncovered a large-scale indoor marijuana cultivation and distribution organization in metro Denver.

"The operation was spearheaded by members of

Dan Tang's immediate family, and employees of Tang's restaurant, the Heaven Dragon," prosecutors said.

Investigators found 25 indoor grow operations, seized 24,056 marijuana plants and more than $3 million, according to the release.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If drugs were legalized, you wouldnt be trying to put more people in prison. Do the public a favor and do away with the drug task forces. If drugs were legal there wouldnt be a market for big bucks. Tax the growers and save about 40 billion nationaly on drug enforcement. djw