(The Center Square) – A federal magistrate judge ordered the last of 23 defendants in a drug trafficking and money laundering case to be detained this week.
Now, 22 out of 23 of these people who have been charged with 33 federal crimes are now in custody. Their crimes include, among other things, laundering millions of dollars via wire transfers from Utah to Mexico and Honduras, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah.
Georgina Espinoza-Grajeda, 40, of Eagle Mountain, Utah, owns Multiservicios Lokos LLC, located in South Salt Lake City, Utah. Along with employee Jesid Dadiana De Sutter, 50, of Sandy, Utah, she was part of a conspiracy to illegally wire millions in narcotic trafficking proceeds to suppliers in Honduras and Mexico.
The two falsified wire transfer information to avoid detection.
Allegedly, Multiservicios Lokos LLC served as the laundering hub for multiple drug trafficking organizations.