Publicado el 20 Julio 2023
The Public Ministry´s Prosecution Office against Transnational Crimes dismantles criminal organization through the operation “U.S. Visa Recruitment Companies and KGO Money Laundering”
The Public Ministry´s Prosecution Office against Transnational Crimes, with the support of our Regional Coordination and in collaboration with the Specialized Criminal Investigation Division (DEIC) of the National Civil Police (PNC), as part of the “Operation against North American Visa Recruitment and Money Laundering Companies (KGO)”, carried out 21 raids, inspections, searches and seizure of evidence in properties located in the departments of Jutiapa, Santa Rosa and Guatemala.
Following a complaint filed by a victim, the Public Ministry´s Prosecution Office was able to establish the existence of a criminal structure operating in the departments of Jutiapa and Santa Rosa, and in the municipalities of Villa Canales and Mixco, Guatemala, as well as in the country’s capital.
As a result of the operation, 12 alleged members of the criminal organization were apprehended in cooperation with the National Civil Police (PNC).
The members of this organization are: Ludwing Zaid López Hernández, Sandra Llaneth Paredes Osorio and Dinora Patricia Aquino García, syndicated of the crimes of fraud, money laundering or other assets and illicit association.
As well as, the following are also members of this criminalized structure: Claudia Lissette Barillas Castillo, Jaqueline Mishelle Canté López, Emilsa Olegaria Blanco Herrera, Guillermo Antonio García Florián, Manolo Caravantes Menes, Mario Amílcar Salazar de León, Fredy Rolando Francisco Ramírez Martínez, Leandro Saúl Díaz Méndez and José Antonio Nieves Chacón, associated with the crimes of money laundering and illicit association.
During the proceedings, several pieces of evidence were found that will contribute to the investigation, such as various documents, firearms, computers and cell phones.