13 current and former North Carolina and Virginia law enforcement officers indicted

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Federal officials have called a 1 p.m. news conference to discuss the indictment of 13 current and former law enforcement officers who are accused of protecting illegal drug shipments along the East Coast.

“Corruption in local government – especially involving law enforcement – threatens the social compact that binds our communities together,” Assistant Attorney General Caldwell said in a statement.

A total of 15 people are charged with conspiring to distribute controlled substances and conspiring to use and carry firearms during and in relation to drug trafficking offenses.

Some are also charged with attempted extortion, attempted possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, money laundering, federal programs bribery and use and carry of firearms during and in relation to crimes of violence and drug trafficking offenses.

For a full list of of officers involved visit WTVD.

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