Leader of Las Vegas to Alaska Drug Trafficking Ring Sentenced to Over a Decade in Prison
Last week, the leader of a drug trafficking ring was sentenced to 15-years in prison. According to court documents, 28-year-old Nicholas Ghafouria plead guilty to drug charges, as well as, conspiracy, and money laundering charges.
Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies were involved in the arrests in early November 2010 of over 19-Alaskans, 17 of which were from the Kenai Peninsula.
The complaints against the defendants alleged that a Las Vegas-based drug trafficking organization, led by Ghafouria, was responsible for acquiring thousands of tablets of oxycodone in Las Vegas, distributing it in various cities in Alaska, and laundering the profits through Las Vegas bank accounts.