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G-Men put brakes on Mexican Express Heroin & Cocaine Train; Cokehead Alert! Prices Going UP!

The indictment further alleges that the Laredo brothers had numerous relatives and associates set up “funnel accounts” that were used for the purpose of laundering the proceeds of the drug operation back to Mexico. According to the indictment, using a variety of money laundering techniques, including the use of the funnel accounts, wire transfers of funds, and Western Union money grams, the DTO was able to launder at least $5 million of its heroin proceeds back to Mexico, where the Laredo brothers resided. It was further a part of the conspiracy that the Laredo brothers directed defendant Osmar Flores, doing business as Tri-Country Auto Sales, Inc., in Rockford, Illinois, to collect and deposit large sums of cash representing proceeds of the Laredo DTO’s heroin trafficking sales in the U.S. to the business bank account of Tri Country Auto Sales, Inc. Portions of those funds were allegedly used to purchase multiple vehicles used to transport heroin from Mexico and bulk U.S. currency from the United States to Mexico, in concealed compartments. I