19 arrested in connection with drug, gambling ring

Nineteen people from four states were arrested in connection with an international drug trafficking and illegal gambling ring that authorities allege was headed by a former college athlete.

Nineteen people from four states were arrested in connection with an international drug trafficking and illegal gambling ring that authorities allege was headed by a former college athlete. Arrests were made in Southern California, Sacramento, Phoenix, Louisiana and Virginia, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

Two other people were previously arrested, including Owen Hanson, who played football and volleyball at the University of Southern California more than a decade ago. They are among nearly two dozen people indicted this month in San Diego.

The federal indictment, unsealed yesterday, alleges that Hanson ran an organization known as “ODOG” that sold drugs from heroin to meth, laundered millions of dollars through shell companies, operated illegal sports gambling websites, ran a network of bookies, and strong-armed debtors.

Source: Macau Daily Times

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