Authorities are rounding up 18 people in New York City on allegations they sold "party packs" of cocaine and sex to high-end clients and texted them to advertise ahead of this week's Super Bowl festivities.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office says the arrests follow an 11-month investigation by state and city authorities. The suspects are being arrested and brought to a Manhattan police precinct for arraignment Thursday morning, accordign to The Associated Press.
Authorities say surveillance shows the ring laundered money and credit cards through clothing, wig, beauty supply and limousine businesses and targeted wealthy out-of-town customers, especially during large events.
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Prostitutes would bring cocaine to clients who ordered the so-called party packs.
The text sent 10 days before the Super Bowl says "new sexy & beautiful girls R in town waiting for u."
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