A federal judge in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas (Northeast) filed a lawsuit against the German Ronny Röhrig, accused of laundering money for the criminal organization of the Beltran Leyva brothers, federal prosecutors said today.
The Attorney General’s Office (PGR, prosecution), through the Office of Special Investigations into Organized Crime (SIEDO) Röhrig accused of committing crimes and organized crime operations with resources of illicit origin.
The judge ordered the detention order (formal initiation of criminal proceedings) German, arrested on July 14 by agents of the Federal Police.
Research from the Mexican authorities indicate that the defendant “was engaged in the transportation and safekeeping of cash in U.S. dollars and euros in the City of Mexico to Panama, Colombia with a final destination” for the Beltran Leyva, the PGR said in a statement .
According to prosecutors, between February and November 2009 the German transported from Mexico to Panama more than $ 500,000 and more than 61,000 euros.
It said they have arrested a total of 21 suspected members of that money laundering network in which it participated Röhrig.
Among the highlights captured two alleged gang leaders in Mexico, identified as Pablo Gonzalez and Mauricio Camarena Valley Fields Villasenor, and the head of that group in Panama, Jorge Luis Álvarez Cummings, who also face criminal charges for organized crime and operations with illicit resources.
The PGR said that money laundering “is the main force behind the criminal activity.”
The once powerful Beltran Leyva cartel has been severely beaten by the authorities, and most of its leaders have died or been captured by security forces.
The strategy against money laundering illicit proceeds of drug trafficking in Mexico is a failure and wash each year between nine thousand and 29 billion dollars for the illegal security specialist said Sergey Ferragut .
90 percent of that money is laundered in companies that are part of the formal economy in Mexico, said Sergio Ferragut in a conference with the graduate Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University.