Meth dealers laundered drug money with comic books

This gentleman is Aaron Castro, who was arrested with his brother Alfonzo for allegedly selling speed in the Denver, Colorado area and laundering the drug money through rare comix. That'll be one police auction not to miss. From CNN:

 Cnn 2009 Crime 08 25 Meth.Ring.Arrests Art.Suspect.Castro.CagWhile arresting the alleged ringleaders… 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.

"It appeared they were working on a startup company for high-end comic books," said Don Quick, the district attorney in Adams County near Denver.

Quick said the seized comic books included some first-edition Superman and Batman titles. The fragile, vintage comics were stored in plastic bags for protection.

"Meth ring used comic books to launder cash, authorities say"