Greenbelt, MD - Federal marshals and more than 150 police officers scooped up seven people in raids across Prince Georges county and Virginia.
Several of the arrest revolves around Clarkesville businessman... 51 year old Amrik Singh Melhi and his wife 49 year old Ravinder Melhi.
Federal prosecutors say the Melhi's paid at least two police officers and others to smuggle cigarettes and liquor from Virginia into Maryland to avoid paying taxes.
The other case accuses two Virginia men, including a P.G. County police officer of conspiring to distribute cocaine.
The feds say this is part of an ongoing investigation into corruption in the county.
The feds say the indictments of police officers are very disturbing and they hinted more arrests could be on the way.
"These two cases have one feature in common it alleges that police officers violated the trust of people of P.G. County sold their authority and joined with criminals to commit serious criminal violations.” U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein told reporters at a news conference this afternoon.
Nine people were arrested in separate two indictments including three Prince George’s County police officers; Police Sergeant Richard Delabrer, Police Corporal Chong Chin Kim and Officer Sinisa Simic.
Rosenstein says they seized more than three and a half million dollars and confiscated property and bank accounts.
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