DEA Charges Drug and Money Laundering Syndicate

Between 2013 and 2017, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigated an international drug trafficking and money laundering organization along with its cartel clients that operate in multiple countries such as Panama, Mexico, Spain, Italy and the United States.  Jesus Rodriguez-Jimenez is known to have led the organization and was charged along with five other co-defendants by the Southern District of New York for participating in the conspiracy..

The two main defendants involved in the case are Filippo Magni and Giacomo Manci.  The DEA announced the extradition of these defendants for money laundering and narcotics offenses in a superseding indictment.  In 2016, Magni and Manci were arrested on the allegations of their affiliation to the drug trafficking and money laundering organization.  This organization in question is responsible for the trafficking of hundreds of millions of kilograms of cocaine and heroin, and laundering hundreds of millions of dollars through the use of shell bank accounts, money couriers and “legitimate” corporations.

The Office’s Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Unit will be handling the case and both Assistant United States Attorneys Andrew C. Adams and Noah Falk are handling the investigation.  With these accusations, the defendants are still considered innocent until proven guilty.


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