Colorado Springs company at center of drug money laundering scheme has possible ties to ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, feds say

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February 28 2019

 A Colorado Springs food distribution center is at the center of a drug money laundering scheme according to federal investigators. Also part of the investigation are several restaurants in Colorado Springs, reports Gazette news partner KKTV.

Details on what is being tabbed a “complex” scheme are laid out in a civil complaint recently filed in federal court. The complaint is asking for the forfeiture of more than $1.5 million in cash. Authorities believe several restaurants in Colorado and Wyoming were involved including Monica’s Taco Shop, Taco Star and Albertacos. The alleged drug money tied to the scheme was spread out in a number of bank accounts and safe deposit boxes holding amounts ranging from about $5,000 to about $376,000.