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Ex-Homeland Security agent charged with stealing drug money

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - Federal authorities say a former U.S. Homeland Security Investigations agent is accused of using his position to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash from drug-money couriers.

According to an indictment filed Wednesday in San Diego, Tyrone Cedric Duren allegedly laundered the dirty money through real estate transactions and American and Croatian banks.

The Union-Tribune newspaper reports the 46-year-old and his 45-year-old wife, Jennifer Duren, face charges including money laundering.

The two were arrested Nov. 30 at Los Angeles International Airport as they returned from a trip to Australia and New Zealand.

They have pleaded not guilty.

Duren's attorney did not return a phone call or email seeking comment. His wife's attorney declined to discuss the case Wednesday.

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Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune

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