Las Vegas man sentenced to 15 years in drug trafficking case
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A Las Vegas man convicted of operating an illegal drug trafficking ring was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Thursday.
The U.S. Attorney in Nevada said 28-year-old Nicholas Ghafouria pleaded guilty to money laundering, conspiracy and criminal forfeiture charges late last year.
Prosecutors say he's also being ordered to turn over about $1.2 million in cash and property he gained in the operation, which sold the pills for about $65 each.
In his plea agreement, Ghafouria admitted to a conspiracy to distribute 4,000 oxycodone pills in different cities in Alaska. Prosecutors say the trafficking ring involved sending the pills in packages and having couriers transport them on airplanes.
Twenty-seven people have been charged in the ring.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.