CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1989 |
A bank account containing $3 million belonging to former narcotics agent Darnell Garcia of Rancho Palos Verdes, charged with drug trafficking and money laundering, has been seized by Luxembourg authorities, a prosecutor in that country disclosed Monday. At the same time, Garcia's wife, Adaline Brigitte Garcia, has been arrested by Luxembourg police, according to informed sources. Details of her arrest were sketchy. Garcia was arrested in Luxembourg last July.
November 17, 1988 |
The Luxembourg government said it plans to impose harsh penalties for money laundering, a move that follows the indictment by the United States of a bank based here on charges of cleansing drug money. A spokesman for Prime Minister Jacques Santer's office said the new law, which the government hopes to rush through parliament, aims to protect Luxembourg's image as a financial center in the face of a worldwide flood of drug money. "We have to prevent that money being placed here," he said.