Police have arrested 18 operators of a high-end drug and prostitution ring allegedly banking on Super Bowl week to deliver "party packs" of cocaine and hookers.
Sorry, Seattle and Denver fans looking to score either/or in NYC.
A nearly year-long undercover investigation discovered that in addition to selling the "party packs," the ring allegedly laundered the money illegally.
Proceeds were funnelled through front businesses that included a clothing wholesaler, a wig wholesaler, a limousine service and a beauty supply company.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the ring targeted wealthy customers in New York for large events, which the Super Bowl clearly is.
Fans can still build Legos for oral relief from Christy Mack, at least.
Last week, a text message was blasted to frequent customers of the "organization" noting that "new sexy & beautiful girls R in town waiting for u."
The enterprise also ran numerous ads online and on public access TV.
Intercepted conversations involving the ring revealed that it used various code names for cocaine, including "party," "jewelry," "powder," "maek" and "Soojaebi."
The latter is a Korean noodle and vegetable soup. Nice touch. The prostitutes delivered the cocaine to customers in what was referred to as a "party pack."
The ring allegedly generated millions of dollars in illegal proceeds and planned to target high-end clientele coming to the New York area for the Super Bowl.
The 11-month investigation involved undercover investigators, physical and electronic surveillance and reviews of business records, local officials said.
The attorney general's Organized Crime Task Force found that the criminal enterprise spanned Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island, Queens and several states.
Customers were charged for sex and drugs as a package deal, "sometimes billing for cocaine in an equivalent number of 'hours' of prostitution."
The ring commonly supplied customers with large quantities of drugs to get them impaired, police said. Then the room would be flooded with additional prostitutes.
The customer's credit cards would be charged, at times upward of $10,000 for one night for the fun (if you can call it that) that went down in there.
Through front businesses, the ring would charge credit cards for goods and services not actually provided in order to hide the purchases of cocaine and sex.
Those charged with various felony and misdemeanor counts: Tony Yoo, 34; Jopseh Landrum, 32; Hyun Ok Yoon, 41; Young Ok, 38; Kyung Chun Min, 33; Sun Lee Ahn, 56; Young Mi Lee, 40; Ji Young Moon, 40; Janice Lee, 35; Hee Jung Chern, 42; Haiming Quan, 41; Kyong Bin Cho, 44; Jung Hee Jang, 43; In Suk Cho, 49; Ji Young Lee, 34; Hada Jang, 26; Nina Kim, 31; Hajoung Heath, 40.