Federal immigration authorities have shared with a Maryland police department almost $500,000 that was seized during an investigation into illegal gambling businesses.
The $470,000 was shared Thursday with the Anne Arundel County Police Department, which partnered with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the investigation.
The county police force has three officers assigned to ICE's Homeland Security Investigations division.
In April, a federal grand jury in Baltimore charged two gambling businesses and three people with an illegal gambling and money laundering operation. Authorities also issued seizure warrants for 11 bank accounts from Charlotte to Panama to Portugal.
It is illegal for Internet gambling companies to do business in Maryland.