Wednesday, March 14, 2001

12 arrested in alleged illegal Freon ring

The Associated Press

        LOUISVILLE — Police in Jefferson County think they have broken up a ring that stole the ozone-depleting refrigerant Freon and then illegally sold it to businesses.

        Twelve men were arrested on Tuesday and 10 tons of the coolant have been seized. The Freon was estimated to be worth $1 million on the black market, authorities said.


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